Subject headings in the online catalog can be subdivided into narrower topics by the assignment of standard subheadings. For example, "History" is a subheading that may be used with the name of any country (United States--History) or group (Women --United States --History). You can browse an alphabetical listing by selecting "Subject begins with..." in the "search type" drop-down menu, and then entering a subject heading point in the search box. For help finding books in the stacks, use the guide to Book Locations.
To find primary materials, try one of these subheadings following your subject:
-- Personal Narratives
Abortion -- Correspondence
United States -- History -- Civil War -- Personal Narratives
Go to U.S. History Librarian, Kelley Lawton's, research guide to finding Primary Sources in North America here
Go to British History Librarian, Carson Holloways's, research databases guide here
America's Historical Newspapers
Full-text digital images of American newspapers published from 1690-1922.
American Periodicals Series
Provides access to scanned articles from over 1000 magazines and journals first published from 1740 to 1900. Coverage extends to 1940.
Readers' Guide Retrospective
Indexes articles from over 300 magazines. Coverage is 1890 to 1982.
North American Immigrant Diaries
Provides access to thousands of pages of personal narratives, including letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories. Coverage begins in 1840 with the main focus on the period from 1890-1920.