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HIST 131J / ER&M 392: City Limits: Urban History in the United States, 1865-Present: Selected Primary Source Databases

This guide is intended for students in Professor Jennifer Klein's course and provides an overview of key resources in the Yale Library for your research papers this semester.

Note on primary source databases

Please note: The databases here often contain a large amount of material, and are frequently made up of multiple collections. When getting started, take a few minutes to browse the contents of the database and read the collection descriptions in order to get a better sense of the materials that are available, and if you don't find what you're looking for after 10 or 15 minutes, ask a librarian -- we're here to help!

Newspapers and Periodicals

Digital Archives

Manuscript, print, oral history, and ephemera collections -- some of these collections include secondary and reference sources

Government Information and Legal Resources