Skip to main content

HIST 1493 - History of the United States: 1865-Present: The Great Depression

This guide will help you find materials for your research paper for HIST 1493.

Primary Sources

A primary source is usually a record made at the time of an event by participants or by firsthand observers. Examples include:

  • contemporary newspaper or magazine accounts
  • books that contain personal writings such as diaries
  • government reports

These resources can help you discover primary sources for the Great Depression, but also remember that because historians cite their primary sources, look at their bibliographies to locate sources for your own paper.

Also see http://explorehistory.ou.edu/1493-primary-source-collections for a list of primary sources available on the web.

Secondary Sources

Secondary sources are materials written by historians using primary sources. Examples include:

  • books
  • journal articles

These resources can help you find secondary sources for your paper:

Oklahoma and OU History Resources

Check these pages for additional primary and secondary resources related to Oklahoma and OU history.

Additional Information

Example

See the digital archive of student papers from previous semesters of this course: https://commons.shareok.org/handle/11244.46/53

History Librarian

Laurie Scrivener
Contact:
Office: Western History Collections, Monnet Hall, Room 300 | Phone: 405.325.1903 | Email: lscrivener@ou.edu
Website / Blog Page
Social:Twitter Page

Librarian

Jackie Reese
Contact:
University of Oklahoma

Western History Collections

630 Parrington Oval

Room 452

Norman, OK USA 73019
Website / Blog Page