HIST 101: Imperial Japan and Modern East Asia

Primary Sources

Primary sources can be found in a variety of library tools:

For specific search strategies, see the Library's Guide to Finding Historical Primary Sources

Learn more about your topic in advance:

  • names of relevant individuals and organizations
  • dates of events
  • places
  • what terminology was used at the time by participants and observers? (ex:  negro or colored instead of african american)

Use the bibliographies of secondary sources and reference sources to find citations to specific primary sources; search OskiCat to locate them on campus, or ask for assistance at the Library.

Searching OskiCat for Primary Sources

Search OskiCat for primary sources using keywords and adding terms that denote primary sources, such as:

-correspondence
-sources
-diaries
-personal narratives
-interviews
-speeches
-documents
-archives
-early works to 1800
-newspapers

Searching Article Databases for Primary Sources

Library home > Electronic Resources > Electronic Resources Types A-Z > News Databases > Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)

advanced (tab)

japan*    (citation and document text)
embassy            (citation and document text)
united states   (citation and document text)

1/1/1860 to 12/31/1860

Last Update: February 02, 2012 17:00