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HIST 4368 / HIST 5371: The Era of the American Revolution, 1763-1789

Get started researching topics in the American Revolution.

Librarian

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Erin Owens
Contact:
936-294-4567
eowens@shsu.edu
Room 200C, 2nd floor, Library (NGL)

Tips for Searching

When searching digital collections of primary sources, try to use any search features that are relevant to your search and will help cut down the "clutter" that you have to sort through.

For instance, if you are researching a specific event, narrow the dates for your search.

If options are available to search only specific states or cities, use them (when they are applicable to your topic).

Primary Sources in Library Databases

Primary Sources in the Thomason Room

Find primary source materials related to the American Revolution in the Thomason Room Special Collections department.

The Thomason Room is located on the 4th floor of the library. Its hours are 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday (or by appointment). All students are welcome to visit the Thomason Room.

You can speak with the staff in the Thomason Room by heading upstairs to see them, or by calling 936-294-1619.

Revolutionary America: Primary Source Collections Online

Primary Sources in Print

Often a variety of primary documents are collected together into a book (usually related to a time period, topic, or theme).

Below are just a few broad collections in the Library; each book may contain many original documents.

 

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