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HIST 301: Historian's Craft (Petty, Spring 2024)

Reference Books

Map of the reference section on Floor one of the main library

Indexes and Reference Books

There is an entire genre of books that exist to list and highlight primary sources.

  • Registers
  • Wills
  • Court Records
  • Marriage Records
  • Death Records
  • Inventories
  • Genealogy Indexes
  • guidebooks
  • deeds
  • lists
  • Index (Ex)

Examples

Don't be afraid of microfilm collections either!
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Finally, Reference books often have bibliographies that list primary source collections and archives of interest. Examples: