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HSS 300 - Personalities from Early America through the Civil War: Secondary Sources: E-Books, Journals, & Online Sources
Be sure to change the "Format" filter from ALL to Book - Electronic, to limit results to e-books only. You will not have access to books in print this term, unless we also have the e-book (which in many instances, we do).
**In Noodleools, under new source, answer the questions like this for the correct citation form: "Where is it?" > Database, "What is it?" > Book
Find all the OWHL books that have been scanned in the Internet Archive. Start by creating a FREE account using your P.A. email address. Expand your search for access to all the free e-books that have been scanned by other institutions, as well.
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
Google can also be very useful for biographical information. However, it is important to Google WISELY. Remember the ABCs of website evaluation: authority, bias, and currency. If you are not sure if a website is legitimate or cite-able, just ask a librarian!
Did your person create or found an organization? Perhaps that organization has a page dedicated to that person and their history.
Museums can also be great places to go, even if your focus is not on art or an artist. Consider the following:
This comprehensive collection of scholarship focuses on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture. It includes reference articles, biographies, and primary sources.
This database provides biographical reference articles on more than 650,000 international figures from all times periods and areas of study. It will also link you to relevant popular and scholarly press articles.