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HIST 2950 - The Global Cold War: Primary Sources

MU Special Collections

Finding Primary Sources in print

To locate primary sources using the MERLIN Advanced search:

  • Add a line to your keyword search for the word sources in the Subject (Example: Line 1: Cold war, Line 2: China OR Chinese, Line 3: sources)
  • Do author searches for historical figures (last/family name first). Example: Line 1:  "Kennedy, John F" in the author. Line 2: Cuba*

To locate primary sources via HathiTrust, try these strategies:

  • Use names (last/family name first) or organizations in the Author field.
    • Search line 1: In Full Text + All Fields, (any choice of the 2nd dropdown is ok) Mao
    • Search line 2: In Author, This Exact Phrase: Communist International
  • Use one search line to add the word sources in the Subject field.
    • Search line 1: In Full Text + All Fields,  This Exact Phrase: Truman Doctrine
    • Search line 2: In Subject (any choice of the 2nd dropdown is ok) Sources

Cold War Newspapers and Other Periodicals

Online Archival Collections