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History 374D: Women, Gender, and Sexuality in U.S. History

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Kelley Lawton

Search Tips for Books and More

If you find a book in our online catalog (books and media) that looks of interest, click on the title and look at the subject headings.  You can then click on the subject headings to lead you to other books on your topic. 



Tips for Finding Primary Sources

Interested in finding primary sources in the online catalog? Here are some tips -- 

  • Look for the subdivisions, correspondenceinterviewssourcesdiaries, speeches, manuscripts  and personal narratives as part of the subject headings -- for example, Sex Customs-United States-History-Sources. Any of these terms can be used in the keyword search mode -- for example, women 19th century correspondence.
  • In the upper right corner of your search screen, you can change the sorting option of  your search results to year (old to new). Sorting by publication date will help you identify materials published in your time period of interest. 
  • Using the facets, under Limit Your Search, on the left-hand side of your search screen, you have even more options to narrow your search. You can limit your search by library location (e.g., Rubenstein), resource type (e.g., archival and manuscript material), publication year, and time period.