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HST/GEOG 170 Hist. Geo. Visualization Lab (Fall 2017)

About Library Catalogs

In the field of history, library catalogs can be used to locate both primary and secondary materials (mostly books).


Other Useful terms for Searching

In HathiTrust you can find children's books by using the follwoing phrase in the Subject of a Catalog or Advanced Full Text Search:

juvenile fiction

Look for reports from different cities by including a city name in the title

Words that Describe Primary Sources in Catalogs

Library Catalogs (such as the UVM Library Catalog or WorldCat) use predefined terms to describe primary sources. Among the most commonly used terms are:

  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Interviews
  • Letters
  • Personal Narratives
  • Sources