HIST 4206 - Dr. Hinnershitz
Review of Search Strategies and Developing a Topic
- ProQuest Historical Newspapers Full Text
- Atlanta Constitution 1868-1939 Full Text
- Christian Science Monitor 1908 - 1995 Full Text
- The New York Times 1851-2005 Full Text
- The Wall Street Journal 1889-1991 Full Text
- The Washington Post 1877-1992 Full Text
Microfilm Holdings in Odum Library
- GIL-FIND@VSU Library Catalog—find books, videos, scores, and other items in Odum Library's catalog and easily narrow your results by format, author, language, course reserves, etc. Use Advanced Search for more complex searches combining keywords or subjects. To begin locating primary sources, you can narrow your keyword or subject search by adding the keyword "sources," "personal narratives," or "documents."
Advanced options for searching for books:
- Classic GIL@VSU Catalog—offers advanced searching in fields such as exact titles, subject headings, and locations such as Reference or 3rd Floor Shelves, etc. Choose the Keyword Search tab for advanced searches, and choose Exact Search to search for exact titles, authors' names, journal titles, etc.
- GIL Universal Catalog—expands the Classic Gil@VSU catalog to search for and request books from all University System of Georgia libraries.
- GIL Universal Catalog / GIL Express (guide)—how to request books from other USG libraries. You need to set up a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to request items from other USG libraries and to check your library account.
- eBooks—the box on the left hand side of the page has links to eBooks by Netbook, ebrary, and Safari.
- WorldCat Catalog—searches multiple library catalogs from around the world to locate records for books, websites and internet resources, manuscripts, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films and slides, newspapers, journals and magazines, and sound recordings. You can also narrow a WorldCat search to locate just those items available at Odum Library.
Using InterLibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) allows you to request articles, books, and other materials from other libraries. You can use the ILLiad system by logging in with your BlazeView username and password to request articles that should arrive in 2-5 days, or books within 2 weeks.
List of African American Resources in Archives and Special Collections:
- Documentary display on Integration at VSU: http://www.valdosta.edu/academics/library/depts/archives-and-special-collections/vsu-history/100-years/integration.php
- Information and pictures on first African American Students and Faculty members—see campus integration page: http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/integration/welcome.php
- Museum poster display on Integration from 1920’s to 1970’s
- Index to the Southern Patriot Newspaper,—a civil
rights newspaper: http://archives.valdosta.edu/research/civilrightssearch.shtml
- The Leonard-Long collection of civil rights writing-currently processing
- African American Student photographs, digitized:
- Bill of Sale for Slaves in Archives—check Archon
- Bessie Foster Collection—BT Washington and ML King pictures and narrative.—in process
- South Georgia Folklife Collection: Freedom
Singers and Turpentine -- http://archives.valdosta.edu/folklife/index.html
- Oral History interviews on civil rights and race from Williams, Women’s Studies and South Ga Folklife Collections—check Archon
- African American Studies Collection with Mary Turner Lynching Info
- Joyce Ann Joyce Collection of correspondence and publications, including letters from Alice Walker, also online exhibit: http://archives.valdosta.edu/online_exhibits/joyce_display/index.html
- Mark Martin Collection of Civil Rights Newspapers from the 1950’s and 1960’s, digitized, check Archon
- Black Student League—Check archon
- Small Collection of Greek information including information on African American Sororities and Fraternities, but not a whole lot.
- Amalia Amaki Collection on African American Art as well as Amaki painting in library
- 150 books on African American Art donated from the Paul R. Jones collection by Amalia Amaki, currently in cataloging
- Vtext: Collection of 19 rare scanned Slavery Speeches from the 1820’s to 1860’s.; Our New Negro Problem and Minstrel stories from early Pinebranch: http://vtext.valdosta.edu:8080/xmlui/handle/10428/718
- Eichberger East African Art Collection 130 items, 400 photographs, 50 pamphlets and books collected in Ethiopia and Guiana in the 1960’s. Online Exhibit; physical display
- African Art: United States Fish and Wildlife Service—33 items from the Songye tribe of the Congo scheduled for permanent exhibit in the library
- Books from Special Collections on African American southern and Georgia history
- President’s papers concerning integration—see Archon
- Pine cone Annuals: http://www.valdosta.edu/academics/library/depts/archives-and-special-collections/vsu-history/pinecone.php
- Historian’s Corner: http://www.valdosta.edu/academics/library/depts/archives-and-special-collections/vsu-history/historianscorner.php
- In our GIL-Find and other GIL catalogs, locate diaries, letters, and similar primary sources by adding the subject Sources or Personal Narratives to your search.
- American Memory Project from the Library of Congress provides free Internet access to numerous documents, images, transcripts, and other materials on the history of the United States.
- Civil Rights Digital Library including Video, documents, photographs from 1954-1970 created by the Digital Library of Georgia
- blackpast.org - an online reference center makes available a wealth of materials on African American history in one central location on the Internet.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Institute
More Help from Odum Library
- Anywhere Access—log in to Anywhere Access with your BlazeView username and password to use library resources while off-campus.
- Live Chat —every possible way to contact a Reference Librarian, including online chat, text message, email, phone, or visiting us in person during reference desk hours.
- Schedule a research consultation with a librarian for in-depth help
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