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LIBRARY GUIDE TO HST 4980 - Colonial New England (Milne)

Find Books
At KL: Library OneSearch

Beyond KL: 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.

Learn how to find secondary sources (books and articles) using Library OneSearch at Kresge Library:
Library OneSearch Beyond Basics (16:50 video)
Transcript (PDF)
Find Articles
Useful databases for scholarly articles on the colonial period in America:

Some  important journals in colonial history:

To find articles that KL does not have:
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff America: History & Life
    A comprehensive history database to search for journal articles.
    Use the link to determine if the article is available online in another database or in print in the library. If it isn't, you can request it electronically from another library.
Find Primary sources
Selected primary sources at KLUnited States History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Sources

For more, search Library OneSearch, using the search term of your choice and adding "sources". Example: "New England" AND sources

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800
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

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Eighteenth Century Collections Online
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.

Salem Witch Trial Documents
The Avalon Project
Colonial Charters, Grants and Related Documents (Avalon Project)
The Plymouth Colony Archive Project
Colonial Connecticut Records, 1636-1776
Massachusetts online archive
George Whitefield's Sermons
Library of Congress Archives
Papers of Benjamin Franklin
Colonial Era Maps
Library of Congress Map Collection
David Rumsey Map Collection
Maps of the Middle Atlantic Region to 1850 (New York Public Library)
Colonial Currency
Bethlehem Digital History Project
Images of the Atlantic slave trade and slave life in the Americas
Slave Voyages
France in America (Library of Congress and BNF)
Canadiana (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
Help finding primary sources
Finding primary sources
A series of online modules to learn how to search for, and select primary sources online effectively.
Interlibrary Loan

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

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Dominique Daniel
Humanities Librarian for History and Modern Languages

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