Reading Seminar on the Era of the US Civil War

Course #: HI445

Secondary Sources

  • Evaluating Resources
  • Books
    • Primo
      • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
        • or e.g, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns
      • Secession -- Southern States
        • or e.g., Secession -- South Carolina
      • Confederate States of America
        • or e.g., Women in Confederate States of America
  • Reference
  • ebooks
    • ebrary
      • search the entire content of ebooks, not just the citation/subjects
    • Google Books
      • often helpful to search contents of a book you also have in print
    • Hathi Trust Digital Library
      • overlap with Google Books, but some unique items
  • Articles
    • America History & Life
      • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
      • [state] -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
      • Confederate States of America

the following are secondary sources, but depending on the context, could also be primary sources

Primary Sources

  • What is a primary source?
  • Books
    • Primo
      • Any subject mentioned above AND one of the following:
      • Sources, Interviews, Personal Narratives, statistics, diaries, correspondence, biography, Archives
      • e.g., United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 personal narratives
      • Longer list of headings

Library Subscriptions

Additional primary source subscriptions

Freely available