· Combine your WORD search in the online catalog with some of the following terms:
Description and travel
· Use author search:
People associated with event or place
Example: Pizarro, Pedro or Cortes, Hernan
Places (Cities, States, or Countries)
· Limit search by date
(though this might miss reprint volumes)
Example: books on Mexico written before 1700, Argentina between 1940-1960.
· Use the bibliography of a good secondary source
· Consult U.S. Government Documents Indexes
· Tutt Article Access Page – History
Indexes to periodical and newspaper articles written during the time period of the event.