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Library Research Guides

Genocide Studies

This guide is intended to support the course INTLSTD 401, Never Again? Genocides & Mass Atrocities of the 20th Century.

Finding Digitized Primary Sources

Several digital collections may provide access to useful primary source material. These include digitized newspapers, books, and archival documents. For additional ideas, please see:

Newspaper Collections

The following will be useful for locating U.S. and foreign newspaper coverage of places and time periods of interest. For in-depth information about using historical and international news sources, please see our research guide for News Sources.


Finding Primary Sources in Mirlyn

Many published primary sources can be found by searching Mirlyn. In addition to the recommended subject headings listed on this research guide under Secondary Sources: Finding Books, you can use some of the following terms in your search to locate materials that include primary sources:

  • sources
  • documents
  • letters
  • correspondence
  • photographs
  • images
  • maps
  • personal narratives
  • speeches

For example, you may construct searches such as:

  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- sources
  • Rwanda -- History -- Civil War, 1994 -- personal narratives

Examples of Published Primary Sources

The titles below are examples of published primary sources that you can find in Mirlyn, using search terms like those listed above.

Additional Digital Collections of Interest