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LIBRARY GUIDE TO HST 4980 - Historical Research Seminar (Williams)

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Examples of subject headings from the catalog, on the history of French colonies in North America (enter as subjects in Library OneSearch advanced):
  • New France
  • Canada--History--To 1763 (New France)
  • French--Great Lakes Region (North America)--History
  • French America
  • Mississippi River Valley History To 1803
  • Fur trade--New France--History
  • United States History French and Indian War, 1755-1763
  • North America--Economic conditions--17th century.
Also scan the bibliography of encyclopedias:
Articles and book chapters
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff America: History & Life
The most comprehensive index of resources in American history at KL and beyond.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Historical Abstracts
The equivalent source for world history

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff JSTOR and Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Project MUSE
Contain many history journals.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff MLA International Bibliography Good for travel literature, popular culture, and more.
Locate a Cited Article

To determine whether KL owns a book or journal article

-- such as: Allan Greer, "Colonial Saints: Gender, Race, and Hagiography in New France, " William and Mary Quarterly (2000): 323-348 --

you can:

  • copy the title of the article in OneSearch, using quotation marks, and search
  • or check to see if KL owns the journal, William and Mary Quarterly by searching for it in OneSearch
If not, you can order a copy through Interlibrary Loan.
You will get it within 24 hours.
Primary sources
Early settlements

The Works of Samuel de Champlain The Voyages of Samuel de Champlain, ed. W. L. Grant (F1030.1 C494) and online
Marc Lescarbot, The History of New France
Jesuit Relations (print)
Jesuit Relations (vol. 1, vol. 2 and vol. 3, etc. - This site contains the entire English translation of the The Jesuit Relations, originally compiled and edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites)
Word from New France: the selected letters of Marie de l'Incarnation, ed. J. Marshall (BX 4705 .M36 A413)

Later settlements

Early Narratives of the Northwest: 1634-1699, ed. Louise Phelps Kellogg (F482 .K29). Also online (Internet Archive).  Some narratives also in  American Journeys
Cadillac Papers, ed. Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society (vol. 33 and 34 - internet archive)
The Western Country in the 17th Century; The Memoirs of Lamothe Cadillac and Pierre Liette, ed. M. M. Quaife (E78.N76 C3)
“Documents regarding the French fort at Detroit.” in the Appendix of Vol. 2 of Ft. Pontchartrain at Detroit, by T. Kent (F 574 .D457 K46 2001)
Duluth, Daniel Greysolon, Memoir on the Sioux Country (American Journeys)

Dunnigan B.L., Frontier Metropolis : Picturing Early Detroit, 1701-1838 (F 574 .D443 D86 2001)
Hennepin, Louis, A New Discovery of a Vast Country (American Journeys)
Hennepin, Louis, Narrative of the Voyage to the Upper Mississippi (LOC)
Lahontan, Louis-Armand de Lom d’Arce,  New Voyages to North America, vol, 1 and 2 (Internet Archive)
Lalemant, Jérome, Journey of Raymbault and Joques to the Sault (American Journeys)
La Potherie, Claude Charles Le Roy de, Adventures of Nicolat Perrot (American Journeys)
Marquette, Jacques, Father Marquette’s Journal (Room 154, F 1030.2 .F37 2001)
Nicolas, Louis, Codex Canadensis
Edge of empire : Documents of Michilimackinac, 1671-1716 (F 572 .M16 E44 2008)
Raymond, Charles de, On the Eve of the Conquest (F 1030.9 .R3913 1997)

Document collections

Women in New France (E 98.W8 W65725 2005 )
Letters from New France: The Upper Country, 1686-1783 (F 352 .L48 1992)
A Few Acres of Snow: Documents in Pre-Confederation Canadian History (F 1032 .F49 2003)

Seven Years' War
Memoirs and Letters of Cardinal de Bernis (Special Collections - Bk. Rm. DC 135 .B5 A3 1901)
Mayhew, Jonathan, Two discourses delivered Oct. 25, 1759  (Special Collections - Bk. Rm. E 199 .M46). Also available online through Early American Imprints.
Pitt, William, Correspondence of William Pitt  (E199 .P68 1969 and online)

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