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Literature and Literary Research

Researching literary works and/or biographical information on a particular author

All Primary Sources

The library subscribes to many digital collections of primary source material, including early American publications, regional maps, letters and diaries, image collections, and much, much more. 

Newspapers and Periodicals

Historical newspapers and magazines, or periodicals, can give you a sense of a particular time in history. Find out what was written about people and events during the time you're studying. 

Diaries and Letters

We subscribe to several digital collections of diaries and letters. Some of these are scanned images and some are typed transcripts from the original source material. 

Images and Video

These collections of images include photographs, videos, sound recordings, maps, and art. Images can give you a great sense of a particular time in history. You may even find recordings of authors reading their works.