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HST 425: Modern France: Revolutionary Era and Napoleon: Books

Finding Books, E-books, and other material

Search for books, e-book, articles, and other material at Western Oregon University, Summit, and beyond. 



NOTE: You can read e-books on any computer or download to your digital device. See: Using eBooks @ WOU

Orbis-Cascade (SUMMIT): Libraries and locations 

Keywords to find Primary Sources in the Library Catalog (Primo)

These are subheadings for primary sources published in book form. Search for these as keywords in Primo, combined with a main topic, such as napoleon* wars maps. You can mix and match, remembering to combine similar concepts together with "OR."  Ex. sources OR diaries OR correspondence

If you want to extend your search beyond Primo (the Summit libraries), use the same search terms in WorldCat and order through Interlibrary Loan.

  • sources
  • interviews
  • diaries
  • autobiograph* (best to use truncation)
  • correspondence
  • personal narratives
  • pamphlets
  • speeches
  • documents
  • archives
  • maps

For literary works as primary sources, try these search phrases.  Square brackets indicate that this is an example that you can modify with a parallel geographic area or adjective.  Ex. [Indonesian] replace with kenyan 

  • [Indonesian] [poetry] women authors
  • short stories [egypt] 
  • fiction
  • essays
  • drama
  • prose literature

Selected Books (at Hamersly)

Selected Books (online)

Selected Books (from other libraries)