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Modern Languages: 82-193 - The Faust Legend at Home and Abroad: Looking for Primary Sources?

This guide is designed to help you find the appropriate sources and explore your research for the topic assigned.

Primary Sources

International historical statistics : Europe, 1750-2005
A collection of census data for European countries, including Education.

Our World in Data
This site provides historical and current data world-wide (search for literacy) to get information on literacy in Germany.

Deutches Literaturachiv Marbach (English mirror site Goethe Institut)
An archive of German Literature as far back as 1700s.  NOTE:  many sources are in german, but there are also English sources.

Social and Cultural History: Letters & Diaries OnlineThe most comprehensive archive of social memory yet created, Social and Cultural History: Letters and Diaries Online allows students, scholars, and online researchers to experience the past through thousands of private writings and personal narratives. The resource is a unique forum that brings together the voices of ordinary men and women from all walks of life with the personal accounts of well-known historical figures. In their own words, people from diverse ethnic and social groups bring vividly to life hundreds of years of history through their perspectives on life, love, faith, politics, business, and countless personal events.

Travel Writing, Spectecal and World History (1800-1999)

This resource brings together hundreds of accounts by women of their travels across the globe from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. Students and researchers will find sources covering a variety of topics including; architecture; art; the British Empire; climate; customs; exploration; family life; housing; industry; language; monuments; mountains; natural history; politics and diplomacy; race; religion; science; shopping; war.  A wide variety of forms of travel writing are included, ranging from unique manuscripts, diaries and correspondence to drawings, guidebooks and photographs. The resource includes a slideshow with hundreds of items of visual material, including postcards, sketches and photographs.


TIP:  You can also  use the library online catalog CAMEO to find collection of published primary sources or books including primary documents    Just enter your keywords and add one of the following words, depending on what you are looking for:  correspondence, papers, speeches, memoirs, personal narratives, documents, sources.