History and Memory:

Perspectives on the Holocaust

research strategies and resources

Sarah Elichko - Social Sciences Librarian selichk1@swarthmore.edu

• Check in:  your research experience

• Context and background

• Two ways to find primary sources

• Navigating scholarly sources on your topic

 

Context + background //

Source types, source uses

 

 

 

Research tools at Swarthmore--

• Tripod - research portal for the TriCo Libraries

• Scholarly databases - find articles from scholarly journals

       e.g. JSTOR, Historical Abstracts

• Worldcat - find books owned by different libraries

       Borrow using EZBorrow or Interlibrary Loan

• build background knowledge
• understand scholarly questions and perspectives

• interpret  (primary sources)

Finding primary sources // two approaches

 

Browsing and searching online repositories of sources

See HIST 37 Research Guide for links to some repositories


Using Tripod to find published collections of sources
• You'll usually need to use specific subject terms to do this.

 

 

Finding primary sources // Tripod

Compare results:
Holocaust AND memory 

    Set drop-down menu to Subject

 

Holocaust AND memory AND  ("personal narratives" OR "oral history" OR "sources" OR "memoir")  

    Set drop-down menu to  Subject

Finding primary sources // Tripod

Holocaust, Jewish

Holocaust memorials

Holocaust survivors

World War, 1939-1945

Collective memory

Memorialization

Memory

Influence

Attitudes

Public opinion

Study and teaching

War memorials

Museums

Oral history

Personal narratives

Memoir

Motion pictures

In art

Biography

Sources

Diaries

 

Navigating scholarly sources on your topic //

 

Finding scholarly books - try searching Tripod using subject headings

Finding scholarly journal articles and book reviews
- Historical Abstracts

To talk about your research project and get suggestions:
 

Sarah's office hours // McCabe Research & Info Desk Mondays 3-5 pm, Wednesdays 1-3 pm

Email with questions, or to set up an appointment outside of office hours:  selichk1@swarthmore.edu