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how would I find primary sources on the civil war and lincoln as a wartime president?


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  1. Here is a short list of possible starting points for primary sources plus a link to an online guide about primary sources in Falvey Library. Please feel free to schedule a research appointment with me if you would like to go into this in a bit more detail. My contact information is on the online guide to primary sources in Falvey:
    http://library.villanova.edu/research/courseguides/primary_sources/
    1.  Catalog:
    subject search for Lincoln and sources
    https://library.villanova.edu/Find/Search/Home?lookfor=lincoln+and+sources&type=subject&search=catalog+subject&submit=Find
    subject search for Lincoln and correspondence
    https://library.villanova.edu/Find/Search/Home?lookfor=lincoln+and+correspondence&type=subject&search=catalog+subject&submit=Find
    subject search for Lincoln and speeches
    https://library.villanova.edu/Find/Search/Home?lookfor=lincoln+and+speeches&type=subject&search=catalog+subject&submit=Find
    Try  other searches as well, this is just to get you started.
    2.  Historical New York Times
    http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?URL=http://proquest.umi.com/login?COPT=SU5UPTAmVkVSPTImREJTPTFBQ0Q@&clientId=3260
    The complete archive of the NYT. Limit by time period.
    3.  American Periodical Series online
    http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?URL=http://aps.umi.com/pqdweb%3FReqtype%3D301%26UserId%3Dipauto%26Passwd%3Dipauto%26COPT%3DREJTPTE0NEQ%40
    Again, limit by time period.
    4.  Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective
    http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?URL=http://www.accessible.com/search/prdcls.asp
    5.  America's Historical Newspapers
    http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?URL=http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=EANX

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