History 200D: Monarchy, Middle Ages to the Present
Introduces history majors to basic research library concepts (you should master before History 498). Provides both a broad overview of the source types collected by research libraries, and also lists specific sources relevant to research for this course.
Make sure to review your answers to questions like: What is a primary source? What is the relationship between original (non-digital) primary source materials and digitized primary source collections? How can you find primary source collections online? How can you navigate a digitized primary source collection?
Guide to digitized primary source collections, for the most part collections that are owned or licensed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. Organized by broad discipline (History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and African American Studies). History is subdivided by region and time period.