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St. Louis History

This guide contains resources and research techniques for students of St. Louis History.

Find Primary Sources in the SLU Libraries

You can find primary sources in the SLU Libraries by searching the SLU Libraries Catalog. Add one of the following terms to your keyword search or look for these terms at the end of Library of Congress subjects in the SLU Libraries Catalog.

  • sources
  • correspondence
  • interviews
  • diaries
  • letters
  • memoirs
  • documents
  • personal narratives
  • works
  • public opinion
  • doctrines
  • writings

Example keyword search: 

Example subject search: 

See search results list below (a list of subjects). Look for primary source terms from the list above at the end of subjects to find primary sources.

St. Louis Newspapers in the SLU Libraries

Browse a list of St. Louis newspapers available in or via the SLU Libraries. Many of these newspapers will be on microfilm on the Lower Level of Pius Library.

Find Primary Sources in Other Libraries

To find primary sources in Missouri's academic libraries (and a few public libraries), search the MOBIUS Catalog

To find primary sources in U.S. libraries (and beyond), search WorldCat

The search strategies described on this page will work in the MOBIUS Catalog and WorldCat as well as the SLU Libraries Catalog.