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ENGL 261: American Literature 1865-1914 (HC): Primary Sources (Print)

English 261: American Literature, 1865-1914 (Stadler) Spring 2013

Finding Primary Sources in Print at Haverford

The easiest way to begin your search for primary sources in print (including stories, poems, essays, audio files, and sheet music) is to search Tripod. 

To browse primary works in the collection, use the facets on the right-hand side of your search results in the Books & More tab.  For example, you might use the facets to limit your search to

Or you might browse material digitized by the Tri-Colleges (but also available in print) by searching the Tri-Co Digital Collections tab and limiting your search by topic or format:

Another approach to finding primary sources is to use Tripod or WorldCat to search by keyword(s) or browse by subject:

Use TRIPOD to find books and other material owned by the Tri-College libraries.

Use WorldCat to find books not held by the Tri-College libraries.

In order to find books in either catalog, conduct either a relevant keyword or subject search and limit by date:

Keyword Search:

E.g.,  (minstrel* OR blackface) AND ("united states" or america*)

(wom?n OR femaie) AND "folk music" (limit by region "Alabama")

(negro* OR african) (limit from 1880 to 1910; limit further by genre, e.g., "Short Stories")

(See the Search Tips tab for more information on how to construct keyword searches.)

Or Subject Search:

E.g.,   American literature 19th century

* Can be narrowed further by copying this subject heading and using the Advanced Search feature to add the keyword antholog* to the search

 Short Stories, American (sorted by publication date)  

 Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 (author)

(Use the Browse Books & More link to find additional subject headings.)

Lastly, you can search for known items—volumes of journals, anthologies, and other print resources—that you have identified through other means by conducted a "title" or "journal title" search for the name of the publication.  For instance, you might look for print copies of:

Search Tripod

Other Ways to Identify Primary Source Collections