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How to Use These Tools
The tools you'll find on this page can be used to:
- locate printed books or articles that are primary sources.
- locate some digital books and documents, both primary and secondary sources.
- locate secondary sources that can be used to find primary sources.
IMPORTANT: If you locate a source you want but don't know how to get it in your hands, ask me or another librarian. Don't just give up--we're here to help!
Subject Databases through GW Libraries
MLA International Bibliography
This databases catalogs books, articles, and book chapters in literary studies.
Index to scholarly work on gender and sexuality across disciplines and time periods.
Find scholarly sources on ethnic studies as well as contemporary community periodicals.
Catalog of books and archives in libraries around the world, including GW and Library of Congress. You can limit dates of publication, and, using the dropdown, select Publisher Location and type in "United States."
Search for books in Gelman and other consortium schools.
Find digitized sources from archives as well as conventionally published books. It's not so easy to search and some publications are not available in full because of copyright, but you may find titles in WorldCat and then look at them in Google Books.
Tips for Finding Primary Sources in Books