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HR 1900-02: Politics of Language: Power & Identity in the Modern World

Library resources and information for students in HR 1900: Politics of Language: Power & Identity in the Modern World, Spring 2022, Professor: Dr. Claire Gilbert.

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Find Secondary Sources

Search for scholarly sources (articles and books) using SLUth Search Plus. It searches more than 100 library databases (with content from many disciplines) 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.

Find Primary Sources

Source: University of Illinois History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library - Tutorial Transcript

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.

The SLU Libraries have many primary source databases which are collections of digitized primary sources of different types. As you select one to search, consider the subject, time period, and geographic region you're researching. That information will help you pick a relevant database. If you'd like suggestions on which ones to search for primary sources on your topic, please ask Jamie or Lori.