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History of the Holocaust

Recommended Catalogs

Library Catalogs can be used to search for both primary sources and secondary historical research.

Terms for Finding Primary Sources

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
  • Description and Travel
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Interviews
  • Letters
  • Personal Narratives
  • Sources

For best results use one of these terms and search for it as part of the SUBJECT.

Subject Headings

Library Catalogs (such as the the books in CATQuest or WorldCat) use predefined terms (called Subject Headings) to describe books and other materials. Often subject headings are made up of a string of concepts but you can use the individual concepts as search terms.

Examples of Subject Headings that you might find useful for locating materials for this class include:

Auschwitz (Concentration camp)

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland

Holocaust survivors --Poland

Jewish ghettos --History --20th century

Jews --Persecutions --Poland

Poland--History--Occupation, 1939-1945

World War, 1939-1945 --Concentration camps --Sources

World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities--Poland

World War, 1939-1945 --Atrocities --Sources