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AMST 124B: Sex, Love, & Marriage in America

Resources and strategies for research in Professor Keren McGinity's AMST 124B: Sex, Love, and Marriage in American.

Tips for Primary Source Searching

Think about what terms that might have been used to in articles about your topic during the time period. For example: the name of a specific person or organization or even a term that wouldn't be used today.


In addition to searching, try browsing these collections to learn about sources that you wouldn't have necessarily thought of searching for.


If you are using a database with an Advanced Search form, try using the Advanced Search features to refine your search.


Since these databases cover many decades, it can be helpful to limit your search to a specific date range.


These databases often sort results in chronological order. In some cases, it might be helpful to sort by relevance/best matches first.

 

Oral histories

Historical Newspapers & Magazines

Collections of Newspapers:

Individual Titles of Interest:

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