Seminar: American West
SOURCE : the catalog of library holdings which also links to Prospector
Suggested search terms for finding primary resources in the library catalog
Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Description and Travel
- Personal Narratives
Terms that are not LC Subject Headings but may appear in a title
Databases of Primary Literature
Lexis-Nexis Academic - Searchable database of Federal and State Laws and Court Cases. Full text of hundreds of laws reviews. Also contains full-text database of U.S. and foreign newspapers and wire services.
Lexis-Nexis Congressional - Index and full text database on publications of the U.S. Congress (Committee Reports, Hearings, etc.) Indexing goes back to 1970, full-text to about 1988. If your topic is prior to that, use the Congressional Serial Set database.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set - indexing and full text to the U.S. Congressional Serial, 1790 to 1970. Includes committee reports on legislation, reports to congress by executive branch departments, agencies, commissions, bureaus, etc. Also contains a lot of extraneous material.
Library of Congress Digital Collections - links to digitized maps, historical newspapers, manuscript collections, congressional publications, etc.
Google Books - full text of books, journals, and other material that can be digized without copyright restrictions.
Internet Archive - full text of books, journals, and other material that can be digized without copyright restrictions.
University of Virginia's Historical Census Data Browser http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu/
User can create maps and do some statistical manipulations with 179- to 1960 U.S. Census Data.
U.S. Census Bureau