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Fascism/Falangismo and Their Legacies in Spain, Italy and Germany: Primary Sources

Published Primary Sources

A lot of primary sources are published in books and you can use WorldCat Discovery to locate them. There are a couple of tricks to doing this.

The Library of Congress tags every book that is published in the US with subject headings and there are several subject headings that are used for primary source materials, such as

  • Sources
  • Description and travel
  • Personal narratives
  • Correspondence

When you search in WorldCat Discovery try using one of these terms as a SUBJECT search and then adding in a keyword. Your keywords might have to be broad, you are only searching information about the books - NOT the full text of the book.

If you find a book that is relevant for your topic, look at the subject headings that describe the book. Often this will give you other good search terms. The Library of Congress often uses strange vocabulary (Indians of North America is how they tag Native Americans) and you'll get better results if you can use it effectively.

Another helpful place to find other sources is in the bibliography at the end of a book or article. 


Evaluating Primary Sources on the Web

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