History: A Research Guide|
Books with Primary Sources
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I. Use appropriate subject heading terms.
Use one or more of the following search terms to limit a search to primary sources: "correspondence," "diaries," "personal narratives," "interviews," and "sources." The following example uses "sources" to find works that include primary sources about Southern women.
|Keyword search of the subject field for: Women Southern States Sources|
Title: Our Common Affairs: texts from women in the Old South/|
edited by Joan E. Cashin.
Publisher: Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Description: x, 309 p. : ill.; 24 cm.
Subject: Women--Southern States--History--Sources
Subject: Southern States--History--1775-1865--Sources
II. Limit searches by date of publication.
Most library catalogs allow searches to be limited by date of
publication. A researcher studying the effects of the Great
Depression on women could limit her search to works published in the
The "Recent Editions" section of the quarterly journal Documentary Editing "provides an annotated bibliography of current documentary editions in the fields of American and English history, literature, and culture."
Arksey, Laura, Nancy Pries, and Marcia Reed. American Diaries.
2 vols. Detroit: Gale Research, 1983-1987.
Cline, Cheryl. Women's Diaries, Journals, and Letters: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1989. 716p.
Culley, Margo, ed. A Day at a Time: The Diary Literature of American Women from 1764 to the Present. New York: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 1985. The bibliography includes hundreds of references to published women's diaries.
Davis, Gwenn, and Beverly A. Joyce, comps. Personal Writings by Women to 1900: A Bibliography of American and British Writers. London: Mansell, 1989.
Fuller, Kathryn Wagnild, and Gayle Veronica Fischer. "Collections of Primary Sources in United States Women's History: An Annotated Bibliography." Journal of Women's History 7 (Winter 1995): 206-29.
Goodfriend, Joyce D. The Published Diaries and Letters of American Women: An Annotated Bibliography. Boston, Mass.: G.K. Hall, 1987.
Marlow, H. Carlton, comp. Bibliography of American Women. New
Haven, Conn.: Research Publications, . Microfilm.
Newton, Sarah E. Learning to Behave: A Guide to American Conduct
Books Before 1900. Bibliographies and Indexes in American
History, no. 28. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.
Middle Tennessee State University Library