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HST 300 - Seminar in Historical Research (Milne)

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  • Kresge Library catalog Unrestricted Resource
    You can use the library catalog to find books, scholarly & popular journals, government documents, dvds & videos, reference materials, sheet music, and more.
  • MelCat
    A statewide catalog of many of Michigan's libraries. It allows you to request books at another library be sent to Kresge Library for you.
  • WorldCat Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
    A catalog of materials owned by libraries worldwide. How to export to RefWorks
Find Articles
Useful databases for scholarly articles on the colonial period in America:

America: History & Life Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
The definitive index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Provides indexing for 1,700 journals. How to export to RefWorks. Coverage: 1964-present

To find the text of articles that are not available online in this database, be sure to use the link to determine if the article is available online in another database or in print in the library.

Historical Abstracts Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
 
JSTOR Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff   and Project MUSE Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff

Some  important journals in colonial history:
Find Primary sources
Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800 Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
This full-text historical collection contains books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over three centuries. Take a look at our guide to EAI for an introduction on searching or browsing the imprints. How to export to RefWorks

Colonial newspapers at KL (microcards in room 143KL- readable with our new microform reader and scanner). Example: Boston Chronicle (1767-1770)

Eighteenth Century Collections Online Access limited to OU students, faculty, and staff
180,000 titles (200,000 volumes) including books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more. Works published in the UK during the 18th century plus thousands from elsewhere. Based on the English Short Title Catalogue.

Anthologies of primary sources at KL
United States History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Sources
For more, search the catalog, using the search term of your choice and adding "sources". Example: "new england" AND sources

Online primary sources
The Avalon Project
Colonial Charters, Grants and Related Documents (Avalon Project)
The Plymouth Colony Archive Project
Colonial Connecticut Records, 1636-1776
Massachusetts online archive
Salem Witch Trial Documents
George Whitefield's Sermons
Library of Congress Archives
Papers of Benjamin Franklin
Colonial Era Maps
Library of Congress Map Collection
David Rumsey Map Collection
Hargrett Map Collection
Maps of the Middle Atlantic Region to 1850 (New York Public Library)
Colonial Currency
Bethlehem Digital History Project
Digital Archive of American Architecture
Images of the Atlantic slave trade and slave life in the Americas
The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database
The Transatlantic Slave Trade (Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)
France in America (Library of Congress and BNF)
Primary sources pertaining to early American history
Canadiana Discovery Portal (search across Canadian archives)
archivescanada.ca (search and browse archives in Canada)
British History Online (large online collections on British history, including American colonies)

Guides on analyzing primary sources:
"Making Sense of Evidence," History Matters

Useful tools and resources
Companion to Colonial America

Daniel Vickers, ed. A Companion to Colonial America (on reserve at Kresge Library)


Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan
You may request materials we don't have and we'll borrow them from another library for you.

RefWorks

Refworks allows you to create a personal database of references and automatically generate formatted bibliographies for your projects.

Writing manual
Kate Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Reference LB 2369 .T8 2007)

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Library Contact
Picture: Dominique Daniel

Dominique Daniel
Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages
daniel@oakland.edu
248.370.2478

Office Hours: 
Thursday 3:30-5:30

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