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HIST 1220 - World Civilization 2

Physical Items

Due to damage from Hurricane Laura, physical items are temporarily unavailable.

Finding Primary Sources

You will need to choose primary sources that are relevant to people and events that are within the time frame and place of this course.

  • Place: (not in the United States)
  • Time: 1500 - 2001

Search the library catalog with the following phrases:

  • primary sources
  • autobiography
  • diary
  • letters
  • "a brief history with documents"

The Open Library has many primary sources available online from different countries around the world

  • You will need to sign up for an account with a valid email address.
  • Some of the books are available to download and keep while others can be borrowed but must be returned.
  • Search the Subjects with terms such as “autobiography” or “biographies & autobiographies”
  • Perform an Advanced search and add a country name in the Place in addition to these Subject terms
  • Change the search bar to search by title and search for the word “letters”

Primary Source Titles

This bibliography is a sample of book-length primary source titles available at the SOWELA Library & Learning Resource Center. This list does not contain all of the titles available through the SOWELA Library relevant to this class. More primary source titles can be found searching the catalog and other online resources.

Many of the titles listed below are physical books. Electronic books are labeled and are available through the library.