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History: 79-240: Development of American Culture: Books, Collections, Documents, Essays

Books, Documents, Essays

Worldcat is a comprehensive catalog of books and other materials held in libraries throughout the United States and even some international libraries.  The Center for Research libraries' catalog contains more than 500,000 monographs in all formats and subject areas. The European Library searches European national libraries.

NOTE: Due to Covid many libraries are restricting access. Currently the University of Pittsburgh requires a Pitt ID to enter their libraries while the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is open and requires masks.

Searching Catalogs

The resources listed here are not the only ones available.  Many others are in print or microform and can be found by searching library catalogs, like CMU's library catalog, or Worldcat, a database of library holding thoughout the world (though mainly U. S.). Use some of these terms combined with your topic:

personal narratives
early works to 1800

For example:

women and diaries
slavery and "early works"


History Librarian

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Charlotte Kiger Price
Hunt Library 109E
Pittsburgh, PA