Use the MRU LibrarySearch tool - the search box on the library homepage - to find information in all formats (including books, journal articles, and flims) simultaneously.
Improve your results by:
Still looking for information or overwhelmed by LibrarySearch results?
America History and Life is a database dedicated to journals related to North American history.
Try the Advanced Search, where you can:
Try some searches in LibrarySearch:
add the term sources to your search words, which narrows a search to primary documents. For example: America Immigration Sources.
or try specific terms such as correspondence, diaries, speeches
Try searching Google. Along with your topic words, include a term that might be used to describe an online primary source collection, such as: "primary sources," sources, documents, "primary documents'
Once inside a primary source collection, search using terms that would have been used in the historical period you are studying. For example: Great War vs. World War I, Negro vs. African American.
Limit search results to a specific date range when you have the option to do so.
No idea where to start? Try a historical newspaper or government document collection - they will support most topics.