Answered By: Erin McDaniel
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 134


The first 3 links are possible primary source links for you. I briefly showed them to you when you were in the library. The 1st is mostly correspondence between Tallmadge and George Washington. The 2nd link takes you to his memoir, and the 3rd to a search for his name from the HATHI Trust Digital Library. If you want to look at anything from the result list, click on the title to get into the record. Towards the bottom of the record you'll find the viewing options. HATHI is a joint project between libraries, non-profits, universities, etc., not a physical library in its own right, which is why you have to sometimes use external links to view the documents.

If you select the databases link (4th link), then choose the History page (there are a few rows of pages across the top), you'll see links to good databases for History research.

I tried Academic Search Complete first (it's the 1st link). Just search his name in quotes. Once you have a result list, remember to check the box on the left for Full Text. To access any of the articles, click the title link to see the detailed record, then use the full text link on the top left (PDF and/or HTML). Use the citation tool on the right (the icon looks like a yellowish piece of paper) to get your APA citation.

Back in the History page from the database guide, you can also select the link to ProQuest History. I found some articles in this database. Again, put his name in the search bar. You can select the Full Text box under the search bar before you run the search.

The How to Use EBSCO eBooks can give you specifics on how to search for eBooks if you need it. Otherwise, just click the eBooks link in the top center box, and search for his name in quotes. You'll find several eBooks. A few might include some primary source material.

The last link I included is to our APA guide. The Grab a Citation page shows you how to get citations from our sources, including for our books (WorldCat is our catalog). 

Hope all this helps!

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