Primary sources can be found in a variety of library tools:
- Catalogs: OskiCat and Melvyl
- Online book and text collections
- Primary Source databases provided by the Library
includes databases for finding newspaper articles, such as Historical Newspapers (ProQuest) or magazine articles, such as Reader's Guide
- Vetted sites on the web:
Learn more about your topic in advance:
- names of relevant individuals and organizations
- dates of events
- what terminology was used at the time by participants and observers? (ex: negro or colored instead of african american)
Digital & Microfilm Sources
China Through Western Eyes.
Marlborough, Eng.: Adam Matthew, .
Guide on reel 1
Manuscript Records of Traders, Travelers, Missionaries and Diplomats, 1792-1942
Records of the Military Intelligence Division regional file relating to China 1922-1944
Guide at Military Intelligence Division regional file relating to China 1922-1944. CD3022.A2x no.M1513 DREF
Records of the Department of State Relating to Political Relations between the United States and China, 1910-1929
MICROFILM 4207 J guide NEWS/MICRO
Records of the U.S. Department of State relating to the internal affairs of China, 1930-1939
Records of the U.S. Department of State relating to the internal affairs of China, 1940-1944
Records of the U.S. Department of State relating to the internal affairs of China, 1945-1949
MICROFILM 31217 guide NEWS (19390-1939) and MICROFILM 31647 guide NEWS (1930-1949)
Foreign Relations of the United States
MAIN (GARDNER) STACKS JX233 .A3
People's Daily (Ren Min Ri Bao)
Provides a complete archive of the People's Daily, the leading newspaper in China, from the birth of the People's Republic of China to 2002.
The first major newspaper in China, has national coverage spanning from 1872 to 1949, from the Qing Dynasty to the Republic Era. It is a primary and critical resource for modern Chinese studies.
Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)
Primary source material from the nineteenth century and beyond. Particularly strong in British politics and society, European literature from 1790-1840 (via the Corvey collection), Asia and the West, and British popular culture.