HIST 250 Resources

The following resources will be of use as we proceed through the course.

Primary Sources

Papers of Benjamin Franklin Online

Boston Public Library Electronic Resources

Of particular interest:

  • 17th & 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
  • 18th Century Collections Online (ECCO)
  • America’s Historical Imprints
  • America’s Historical Newspapers
  • American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series I
  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans (1639-1800)
  • Index to Early American Periodicals 1700-1799

Manuscript of Franklin’s Autobiography (Huntington Library, San Marino, CA)

American Antiquarian Society Catalog

Massachusetts Historical Society Catalog

Secondary Sources



Project Muse

Whittemore Library

Library Databases

History Resources LibGuide

Primary Sources LibGuide

InterLibrary Loan Request Form

Writing and Citation

Chicago Manual of Style

UW-Madison Writer’s Handbook

Project Management



Zotero (Historian Sharon Howard has written a helpful Guide to Zotero)

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