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ENGL 206: World Literature Crossing Borders: Articles

Subject Headings: Finding Primary Sources in the Catalog

Primary Source Headings

The following subject heading terms can be searched to identify primary sources in the library's catalog. For example:

Subject: Slavery AND Subject: (Sources OR Correspondence OR Diaries)

  • Sources
  • Description and travel
  • Personal narratives
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Early works
  • Correspondence, reminiscences, etc.
  • Foreign public opinion
  • Public opinion
  • Caricatures and cartoons
  • Archives
  • Exhibitions


Articles are usually easier to find, but they will be much more focused on a single topic, so they are better to use later in your research process.  These databases offer some specialized features for searching and are more focused than Google Scholar.  

Biography Reference Center via EBSCO (Full Text)
More than 450,000 biographies, including actors, authors, explorers, historical figures, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, scientists and many others.
Films on Demand
Over 7,000 full-length, streaming educational videos in many academic disciplines.
Online Tutorial
Gale Artemis Primary Sources via Gale Cengage Learning (Full Text)
Gale Artemis is a research environment that integrates formerly disparate digital collections to enable innovative research. The digital collections include the Economist Historical Archive, the Financial Times Historical Archive, Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers, the Sunday Times Digital Archive, the Times Digital Archive, and the Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive.
Gale Literary Sources via Gale Cengage Learning (Full Text)
Combines Literature Resource Center with Gale Virtual Reference Library in one interface. Articles, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies covering authors, their works, and literary movements.
Gale NewsVault via Gale (Full Text)
Gale NewsVault allows you to cross-search six newspaper databases: 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, Economist Historical Archive, Financial Times Historical Archive, Sunday Times Digital Archive, Times Digital Archive, and Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive.
History Vault via ProQuest (Full Text)
This database provides primary source materials from ProQuest's University Publications of America (UPA) Collection in a digital format. Researchers can access letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, diaries, and much more from a single interface.
JSTOR (Full Text)
JSTOR is a collection of full text scholarly journals in a wide variety of subject areas, providing entire backfiles of key journals. Campbell has access to JSTOR Arts and Sciences I through VIII and XI, as well as specific collections for Life Sciences, Religion and Theology. 
Online Tutorial
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers via Gale (Full Text)
This database contains digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries via Alexander Street Press (Full Text)
Over 150,000 pages of published letters and diaries plus 4,000 pages of previously unpublished materials depicting the personal experiences of hundreds of women.
Contains materials from Colonial times to 1950.
OneClick Digital via Recorded Books
Downloadable audio books are available from this site. You will need to create a new personal account to download and transfer audiobooks.
Sabin Americana, 1500-1926 via Gale Cengage Learning (Full Text)
Based on Joseph Sabin's landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900's. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more. With over 6 million pages from 29,000 works, this collection is a cornerstone in the study of the western hemisphere.
SAGE Journals Online (Full Text)
SAGE provides access to over 600 journals in the social sciences, humanities, medicine, engineering, and physical and life sciences.
Online Tutorial
SpringerLink (Full Text)
SpringerLink is Springer's online full-text archive for journals and books. SpringerLink currently offers over 2,600 fully peer-reviewed journals and a growing roster of book series, comprising more than 46,700 books online.
Sunday Times Digital Archive via Gale (Full Text)
The Sunday Times, published since 1822, is a rich complement to the Times (London) Digital Archive. See also Times Digital Archive.
Coverage: 1822 - 2006
Times Digital Archive via Gale (Full Text)
First published in 1785, The Times of London is widely considered to be the world's 'newspaper of record'. The Times Digital Archive allows users to search over 200 years of this invaluable historical source. See also Sunday Times Digital Archive.
Coverage: 1785 - 2012
Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive via Gale (Full Text)
The complete online fully-searchable edition of the TLS from the first edition in 1902 onwards. This is the essential companion for studying and researching literary activity and critical opinion makers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since 1902, the TLS has scrutinized, applauded and dissected the work of leading writers and thinkers, offering comprehensive coverage of the most important publications, in every subject, in several languages, as well as reviewing current theatre, cinema, music, and exhibitions.
Coverage: 1902 - 2013