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Colonial America: Secondary Sources

A gateway to primary and secondary sources on Colonial America.

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources are secondhand sources.  They were created by historians who drew their information from primary sources.  The most typical types of secondary sources are books and academic journal articles. 

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Dissertations & Theses

Dissertations & Theses can be used as secondary sources and in some cases it may be easier to find a dissertation or thesis that addresses your specific topic. 

Oxford Reference Online

Books at Gorgas Library

Finding Books on WorldCat

eBooks

Browsing the Gorgas Library

Historians find some of their best books by browsing the shelves.  Open the document below for a guide to browsing the Gorgas Library for history books:

Scholarly Journal Articles