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English 346: American Literature 1800-1865

This research guide is designed to help you find primary materials, scholarly articles, archival material, citing support and more

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Jessi Robinson

Welcome, researchers!

This guide is designed to assist you in locating resources related to your course. It includes information on finding journal articles, relevant databases and primary source material. We are here to support you on your academic journey, so please don't hesitate to reach out to the library. You can find contact information and a link to book a research consultation with the Humanities Librarian below. 


Primary sources are "materials produced by people or groups directly involved in the event or topic under consideration, either as participants or as witnesses...Some primary sources are written documents, such as letters; diaries; newspapers and magazine articles; speeches; autobiographies; treatises; census data; and marriage, birth, and death registers" (Rampolla, 2012). 

Secondary sources, then, are "texts - such as books, articles, or documentary films - that are written or created by people who were not eyewitnesses to the events or period in question; instead, the authors of secondary sources synthesize, analyze, and interpret primary sources..." (Rampolla, 2012). 


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Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) allows you to borrow books from other libraries. Articles are delivered as digital documents posted directly to your ILLiad account. Books and other physical items are delivered to the campus library you choose as your "home" library, where you can pick them up in person. Create or log into ILLiad here!