Use DISCOVERY to locate primary source materials. Click on the Books/eBooks tab to start.
Use the following databases to locate primary materials
Primary source material such as photos, maps, and works of art are often contained in print books. Books containing this type of material tend to be large and do not fit on our standard size shelves. We shelve large (OVERSIZE) books in a separate section on each of the stack floors. When you are searching in the library catalog and you see OVERSIZE preceding the call number, you know the book will be shelved in a separate section. To locate it, simply take the elevator to the floor denoted by the call number (ex, call numbers beginning with the letter E are all located on the fourth floor). When you exit the elevator, go to your right and walk all the way down to the end. That is where you will see the oversize books.
You can also browse the oversize section in the call number range your topic is associated with.
You might want to visit libraries that have collections of manuscripts, papers, organizational records, ephemera or other unpublished materials relating to the people, organizations and agencies involved in the events. These are often original, one-of-a-kind materials. Click on the link above for Hofstra University's Special Collections department.
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