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HIST 1120-05 & HIST 1120-H07: Origins of the Modern World from 1500

Library resources and information for students in HIST 1120: Origins of the Modern World from 1500, Sections 05 & H07, Spring 2021. Professor: Dr. Claire Gilbert.

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Find Scholarly Secondary Sources

Search for peer-reviewed secondary sources (journal articles and books) using SLUth Search Plus. It searches more than 100 library databases, including several history databases (Historical Abstracts, America: History & Life, JSTOR, Project Muse) and the SLU Libraries Catalog.

Learn how to use SLUth Search Plus by watching this short video.

If you're looking specifically for books and ebooks, you might prefer using the Saint Louis University Libraries' Catalog.

Look for books published by university presses and scholarly associations, written by authors with degrees and credentials in the field. Scholarly or academic books will also cite their sources and will have a lengthy list of references.

Learn how to find books on a topic using the SLU Libraries Catalog by watching this short video.

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Find Primary Sources

You can find primary sources in the SLU Libraries by searching the SLU Libraries Catalog by searching for a specific title, author, or by keyword or subject. 

Words that describe primary sources in Library of Congress subjects in the catalog include: correspondence, diaries, sources, interviews, letters, documents, writings, etc.