I’ll be running a course on sources for US History as part of the WISER series this coming Tuesday (28th May) at 10.45am. This session is designed to provide an overview of the sources available in Oxford and online for those researching US history, and is a good general introduction for those either starting their research on US topics or for those who want to know more about the range of print, microfilm and electronic resources we offer.
The session will begin with guidance on locating books, journals, articles and theses, but the bulk of the time will be devoted to primary sources, covering a wide range of topics, periods, and formats. I’ll also spend some time giving tips on how to start identifying useful sources from the vast amount of digitised material increasingly freely available on the internet. There will be time for you to ask questions and have a look at particular sources of interest yourself.
The session will take place at OUCS. Please register with them at http://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TZE9 if you wish to attend.
If you are unable to come but want more information and guidance on finding sources for your research in US history, I’m always happy to arrange individual meetings – feel free to get in touch! Our online guide to US History sources is also a good place to start.