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History & Political Science: Home & History

This LibGuide is a research guide to the History and Political Science fields.

Etymology Dictionary

VU Ebrary eBooks


JSTOR Search Widget

Google Books

Google Scholar

VUSC E-Journal Portal

Research Methods for History

Below are ways to find primary sources in History and Political Science.

All-Purpose Sources

JSTOR database and Google Books are great resources for general history and political science primary sources!

American History Sources

Here are some online sites to access primary American history sources.

Congress Records


World History Sources

"These are digital sources from ancient, medieval and modern history. You can use these sources to locate texts, but be sure to at least try finding them in actual books when you cite them."

Thanks Dr. Walker!

Many thanks go to Dr. Kevin Walker for prompting the creation of this LibGuide and providing the structure, lists, and descriptions of sources found here. The LibGuide will continue to grow, but we owe him a great deal for helping us launch this research guide for our students!



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