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The American Civil War: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles

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. 

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. 

Reference Collections

Books at Gorgas Library

eBooks

Finding Books on WorldCat

Browsing at 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:

Book Review Digest

Scholarly Journal Articles