HIST 101: Topics in Modern European History, 1789-1989

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Prof. Peggy O'Donnell

HIST 101 Guide

Information useful to all students doing research for a thesis can be found in the HIST 101: What You Need To Know guide. It includes information about:

This guide is intended to provide resources and search strategies specific to your section of History 101. For the best results, you should use both of these guides.

Primary Sources: Modern European History

ARCHON: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archon/
The Historical Manuscript Commission’s gateway to resources for archivists and access to archives and manuscript collections in British history.

EuroDocs: http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page

Foreign Government Resources on the Web: http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/foreign.html

Review of the Foreign Press at the Center for Research Libraries. A lengthy description of this resource can be found at http://www.jstor.org/stable/2617985.

Foreign Relations of the United States
Also in the Main (Gardner) Stacks at JX233 .A3 and online from The Department of State. The Foreign Relations of the United States series is the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication. The series is produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian and printed volumes are available from the Government Printing Office.


California & Historic Newspapers

Please Note: A librarian at Bowling Green University has compiled a guide that, according to her, lists all publicly accessible digitized historical newspapers. This is new, so I haven't had a chance to explore it, but it looks like it might be very useful for some of you.

In News/Micro you will find microfilm of many California newspapers. Few of them are indexed so you should prepare before your visit a list of dates of issues that you want to look at.

The San Francisco Chronicle is available full text online only up to 1922. Indexes for other years are available in News/Micro:
1913-1949 San Francisco Newspapers Index (Also see Microfiche 10904 Guide) MICROFICHE 10904 NEWS/MICRO
1950-1980 San Francisco Newspapers Index MICROFICHE 10503 NEWS/MICRO
July 1970-Sept 1975 California News Index AJ3.C16 NEWS/MICRO
1976- present San Francisco Chronicle Index AJ21. S25. N4 NEWS/MICRO

To find other newspapers, search for them by title in OskiCat. See: Searching newspaper titles in OskiCat:  The Movie!  (40 seconds)

Daily Cal

There is no one source you can use to search the entire run of the Daily Cal; to find articles on your topic you'll need to use an index. Complicating matters is that the index to the Daily Cal has changed format many times, so where you look depends on the time period you are interested in.

1874-1929 is indexed in a card file in Bancroft’s University Archive.  Easier to get to is the microfilm copy of the card file, which is in Newspaper/Micro Room under call no.: MICROFILM 20031 (3 reels).

1930-June 1991 is indexed in card file located in Newspaper/Micro Room.

July 1991-June 1994 is indexed in a printed index, which can be found in both: Doe Reference Periodical Indexes [AJ21.D333] and in the Newspaper Microform Room [AJ21.D29] and at the Online Archive of California.

September 1997 - current is in Lexis/Nexis (use Easy Search, enter Daily Californian in the By Source Title box

 search box Lexis Nexis database

June 1999 - current is also indexed and searchable on the Daily Cal website.


Secondary Source Databases

Catalog Searches

World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians.

World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British

Anorexia nervosa -- history

Women -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- Sources.

Jewish women -- Violence against -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.

Jewish women in the Holocaust.

Propaganda, German -- Denmark

Denmark -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Sources

Propaganda, German -- History -- Sources

Nineteen sixty-eight, A.D.

Social movements -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.

Youth movements -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.

Bauhaus -- History.

Art schools -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.

Russia -- Relations -- Germany

Germany -- Relations -- Russia

Soviet Union -- Relations -- Germany

Germany -- Relations -- Soviet Union

Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- 1917-1945

United States -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.

Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- United States.

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