The following research materials on autobiography are in the WWU Libraries:
In the library catalog use the advanced keyword search to find topics in collections or series:
Example: "early english books" and "trials"
Example: "other voice in early modern europe" and "women"
Example: "i tatti renaissance library" and "art"
First check to see if what you need is in Western's Online Catalog.
If it is not in the catalog duplicate your search in Summit by clicking on "Repeat the Search in Summit" at the top of the page in Western's Catalog. The Summit materials you order will come in from Washington and Oregon Libraries and will be available for pickup at the Circulation Desk.
Summit also contains WorldCat from which you can order materials from outside the region using your ILLiad account.
Set up your ILLiad account once and it is your interlibrary loan account for your academic career at Western.
Search Terms and Subjects
Use the following terms to find historical documents. In a subject search these terms -- personal narrative, correspondence, diaries, early works to 1800, interviews, pamphlets, and blogs -- can be added to a person's name or a subject:
Subject Search: Jesus, Ursula de, 1604-1666 -- Diaries
Subject Search: Insurgency -- Iraq -- Blogs
Useful keywords include memoirs, letters, travel diaries, journals, autobiography, papers, portraits, autoethnography, and social networking.
Keyword Search: Heloise and letters
Digital storytelling and speeches can be searched as subjects or used in specifc keyword searches.
Keyword Search: Lincoln and speeches
Search Google Scholar for scholarly articles and books. You can see what item are in Western Libraries be setting Scholar Preference Library Links to Western Washington University.