Search across many Helmke Library databases to find both primary sources and scholarly materials. After searching, try the filters at the left hand side. This is also a good place to look for items found in footnotes or a bibliography. If you don't find the full text of the item you're looking for, make a Document Delivery request. The "Everything" search is also the default search on the Library's homepage.
Helmke Library's catalog includes both online and print primary sources. You might try searching by author (for important historical figures), resorting by publication date, and experimenting with keywords such as: correspondence, documents, sources, memoirs, diares, etc. You could also try adding the word translated to your search.
Includes U.S. magazines and periodicals, with much of the coverage from the late 1800s to the early to mid-1900s. To get a sense of the content, you can try searching for a country and then browse by Publication Title.
Citation and some full text searching of a large collection of mostly U.S. and some U.K. periodicals, with date coverage from the late 1800s and, depending on the title, through much of the 20th century. Also includes international coverage, such as the Spanish-language titles Nosotros and Revista de Geografía Colonial y Mercantil. See also Periodicals Archive Online.
A database of U.S. historical newspapers including the Baltimore Afro-America (1893-1988), Baltimore Sun (1837-1991), Boston Globe (1872-1984), Chicago Tribune (1849-1992), Detroit Free Press (1831-1922), Los Angeles Times (1881-1992), New York Times (1851-2013), and Washington Post (1877-1999).
Includes an large collection of British newspapers and periodicals. You can search across the whole collection or within specific collections. Try changing "Keyword" to "Entire document." Also includes 19th Century U.S. Newspapers.
You can also try looking for newspapers and periodicals in primary source databases.
Primary Source Databases
Note that many of the sources available in these databases can also be found with the catalog.
Includes both 19th and 20th century primary source documents about Latin America and the Caribbean. For specifics, you can Browse Historical Collections. Try also the Advanced Search. You can change "Keyword" to "Entire Document" for full text searching.
Provides online access to over 500,000 pages of previously classified government documents. Covers major international events from the Cold War to the Vietnam War and beyond. See also Digital National Security Archive.
An extensive searchable collection of prose, poetry, and drama composed by women writing in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Also included are essays by Latin American feminists and about the feminist movement.
Open access digitized collections of primary sources from Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by region and country. From SALALM - Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials.
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