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HISW 3994: Genocide in the 20th Century (Unangst) Spring 2023 3526-02

Librarian: Mary Lynn Bensen

Finding Primary Sources

Some titles list sources, whereas others include the text of sources.

Archival Films & Newsreels                                                                                                    Under Databases on library website

Genocide and the Holocaust                                                                                                  Ref HV 6322.7 G46 2021

Modern Genocide:  The Definitive Resource and Document Collection                       Ref HV 6322.7 M63 2015

Political Extremism & Radicalism                                                                                         Under Databases on library website When searching print and online access tools, use search terms such as SOURCES, CORRESPONDENCE, PERSONAL NARRATIVES, DIARIES, RECORDS AND CORRESPONDENCE, SERMONS, SPEECHES, PAPERS.

For example:  Genocide and sources (subject search)

                         Genocide Rwanda – personal narratives (any field search)

Look for titles of primary sources in secondary sources and in lists included in bibliographies of secondary sources. Use text, class, and library bibliographies for recommended titles or listings of primary sources.

Google Scholar

  Searches scholarly literature across the disciplines and links to JSTOR articles.


 Select Primary Source Content in results list.                                      

The Times (London) Digital Archive, 1785 – 2019                                                             Under Databases on library website