History 104: Introduction to American History Since 1865: Search Catalogs and Weblinks

Resources for History 104

Library Catalogs

To find the

  • letters or correspondence
  • diaries
  • interviews
  • autobiographies
  • oral histories
  • pamphlets
  • personal narratives

and the like of an historical figure search the person's name as an author:

  • Author search = roosevelt teddy

For information about the person search the person's name as a subject:

  • Subject search = anthony susan b

Or search for a topic:

  • Subject search = wounded knee

Use keywords to combine terms for specific interests:

  • Keyword search = women world war II

Finding Books

First check to see if what you need is in Western's Online Catalog.  From the OneSearch drop-down menu, under "Books, Articles + More" choose "At WWU Only."

If it is not in the Western Libraries choose "WWU Libraries + Summit" from the drop-down menu. Summit materials you order will come in from Washington, Oregon or Idaho Libraries and will be available for pickup at the Circulation Desk.

If the item you need is not in Western Libraries or available from Summit libraries, you can order materials from outside the region using your ILLiad account, by choosing "Libraries Worldwide" from the drop-down menu.

Set up your ILLiad account once and it is your interlibrary loan account for your academic career at Western.

Catalogs and Weblinks

To find the

  • letters or correspondence
  • diaries
  • interviews
  • autobiographies
  • oral histories
  • pamphlets
  • personal narratives

 and the like of an historical figure search the person's name as the author:

  • Author search = roosevelt teddy

For information about the person search the person's name as a subject: 

  • Subject search = anthony susan b

Also use a subject search for topics: 

  • Subject search = vietnam war OR  Subject search = maccarthy joseph

Use your own keywords to combine terms for specific interests: 

  • Keyword search = world war II diaries
  • Keyword search = slave narratives 
  • Keyword Search = fbi naacp
  • Keyword Search = japanese americans oral histories
  • Keyword Search = nixon cartoons

Primary Sources: Selective Weblinks

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