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Using The Library Catalog (Primary and Secondary Sources)
Relevant subject headings:
* Germany History 20th Century
* Germany History 1800-1933
* Germany History 1933-1945
* Germany History 1933-1945 Sources
* Germany Politics and government 1918-1933
* National socialism
* National socialism History
* National socialism and science
* World War 1939-1945
* World War 1939-1945 Personal Narratives German
NOTE: By adding a subheading (e.g. personal narratives, sources, correspondence, or diaries) your search will result in primary sources on that subject that are in the library's collections.
For primary sources look for these subheadings:
* personal narratives
An example: World War 1939-1945 personal narratives german
To find primary sources it is often useful to do a subject search and include the word, "sources." For example: "Germany History Sources."
It is also useful to sometimes do a word or phrase search and then scan the results for a title that seems to closely match your topic. Then, view the catalog record -- particularly the subject headings that are attached to that record. Subject headings in the library catalog act as links. Just click on a subject heading to find more books or other items of a similar nature.
Bibliographies are often at the end of articles and books. When they have been compiled by an author in the course of writing his/her work they often represent qualified sources that may be useful to you. Identifying works that have been cited by other authors and consulting those sources can strengthen the quality of your research.
SEE references and SEE ALSO references can also be very helpful in both narrowing and broadening your search for information.