Search tips for the Library of Congress
- There may be sources you can pull from source sets curated by the Library: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/
- Try Google Advance for your search: https://www.google.com/advanced_search. Narrow your search to loc.gov as a filter.
- Here’s a link to a Google primary source search engine: https://cse.google.com/cse/home?cx=005122431749820216170:hshk5euw5uw. Type in a subject/topic and loc.gov for your search.
- Check out Exhibitions from the Library for source sets as well. http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/. There’s a new WWI one: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/american-artists-view-the-great-war/
- Research bibliography at the Library: http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/bibhome.html#W
- Diversify your search terms to include historical phrases and terms from your period of study. For example: African-American, African American, black, negro, nigger, slave, freedman, free men, color, colored, and so forth.