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HSS 300 - Gilded Age & Progressive Era in the US: Secondary Sources - E-Books and Journal Articles

1870s-1920s in the US

Using e-Books and Databases

undefinedOn this page, you will find specific titles and links to e-Books that may be helpful.  Some links will direct you to the online NOBLE catalog with a link there to use the e-Book, while others go directly to the print book scan in the Internet Archive. Remember that you can't judge a book by its cover - - browse the Table of Contents and Index of any book here to look for source material, or conduct your own searches for e-books on the next page of this guide.  

Please note that you will have to create a FREE account in Internet Archive with your P.A. email address in order to electronically "borrow" any book for 14 days.  You will be able to renew books if you are not finished within that time frame.  

Anything in the Internet Archive that doesn't have a "borrow" button to click indicates that the title is out of copyright, and therefore need not be borrowed electronically.  You may search and use those older titles freely without time limits.

When you find a  useful secondary source, whether it is an e-book or a journal from a database, you should  also look at the bibliography for that source.  You may find a number of excellent sources that way.  Librarians call this "bibliographic mining".  You will need to take the citation for a book and check in the catalog or Internet Archive.  If you are looking for a journal article, search in the Full-Text Finder (below) to see if we have access through our databases.  You will need to type in the name of the journal, and then see which databases have the journal for the date in which the article was published.  If you still don't find the article or book, contact the librarians at OWHL Answers (below).  We'll do our best to find it for you.

Image from Library of Congress, Cabinet of Illustrations: William Thomas Smedley, On the Beach at Narragansett Pier, 1900. Published in Harper's Weekly, Sept. 1, 1900.

Find E-Books

E-Book Databases: 

**In Noodleools, under new source, answer the questions like this for the correct citation form:  "Where is it?" > Database, "What is it?" > Book

E-Book Websites:

**In Noodleools, under new source, answer the questions like this for the correct citation form:  "Where is it?" > Website, "What is it?" > Book

Secondary Source Databases - Find Journal Articles and More