History 258

The World Oil Made: A Modern History
Professor: Karen Merrill
Spring 2020

Need Help?

Lori DuBois
History Librarian
ldubois@williams.edu
413-597-4614
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Selected Digital Collections

Beyond the Creative Commons and public domain resources linked in the copyright and images guides, here are a few collections that are relevant for your project.

Strategies for Finding Digitized Archival Collections

Search Google

  • Enter keywords for your topic, event, or person
  • Add search terms such as "archives," "digital," or "digitized"
  • Also try search terms related to the type of primary source you would like to find, such as "oral history,"  "transcript," "speech," etc.

Be sure to evaluate the sites you find, particularly who created the site in order to determine biases and what information might be included/excluded.

Search Williams WorldCat

Some libraries catalog their digitized archival collections in Williams​ WorldCat.

  • Search for your topic, event, or person
  • Look at the Format facet on the left, and choose "downloadable archival material," "computer file," "continually updated resource," or "website" 

Note: some items will not be freely available or may just be collection finding aids.