History: A Guide to United States Historical Research

Using Worldcat

WorldCat is used for searching items held outside of JHU. You can then either locate versions we have locally or request via Borrow Direct or Inter-Library loan (ILL). WorldCat also has records for many archival collections as well. 


Useful Tips

Browse footnotes and bibliographies of books, encyclopedias, and articles for information about primary sources. 

Search the Library Catalog for primary sources--both unpublished manuscripts and modern editions in print and online, sometimes in translation, of original primary medieval sources. Use the guided keyword search with terms like:

  • sources
  • diaries
  • personal narrative
  • interview
  • letters