Falvey Library Catalog
Below are suggestions for keyword and subject search terms for primary sources. Include "civil war" and 1861 in the search string to limit search results to the American Civil War. Personal narratives, diaries, correspondence, speeches, and sources are descriptors for primary sources in the Library's catalog. Note that groups of persons such as women, soldiers or nurses are generally used in the plural form. Use the links below as a starting point.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form. WorldCat Step-by-Step is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.

E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loans are only available for books and journals which are not owned by Falvey. The E-ZBorrow service can be used for books which the library owns, but which are currently checked out. E-ZBorrow books are provided by a local library network and tend to arrive faster than interlibrary loans.