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The Duke University Libraries catalog is the place to start to identify books, microforms, journals and other resources held in the Libraries' collections.
The Duke University Libraries contain a wealth of primary and secondary materials for the researcher in U.S. history. The collections housed in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library (RBMSCL) should not be overlooked. One of the collecting strengths of the RBMSCL is in the area of memoirs by people who participated in military actions.
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In the collections of the libraries , primary resources take the form of published newspapers, periodicals, books, letters, diaries, and papers. To identify these resources in the online catalog, look for the subdivisions, correspondence, interviews, sources, diaries and personal narratives. Any of these terms can be used in the keyword search mode; for example, revolutionary war correspondence.