|--Diaries||--Songs and music|
|--Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.||--Facsimiles|
|--Records and correspondence||--Manuscripts|
The history research guide and 20th century U.S. history guide contain references to some of the largest digital archives online.
For help in working with primary sources, consult History Matters and American Historical Association Archives Wiki - A searchable wiki of information on print and digital archives worldwide.
1. Consult notes and bibliographies
of books and journal articles that you find (these bibliographies should help you identify other valuable materials on your topic)
2. Determine whether KL owns that book or journal article.
e.g.: Suppose you find the following citation in a bibliography:
Walker, J. S. "Recent Literature on Truman's Atomic Bomb Decision: A Search For Middle Ground." Diplomatic History 29 no. 2 (2005): 311-334.
Search the Library Catalog for the journal title (Diplomatic History ). Be sure to perform a Journal Title search — — NOT the title of the article.
3. If Kresge Library does not have this article, you can order a copy through Interlibrary Loan.
A citation manager that allows you to create a personal database of references and automatically generate formatted bibliographies for your projects.
Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages