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Subject headings are standardized phrases (or, "controlled vocabularies" in more technical terms) that are assigned to every book, e-book, and journal article in a library's collection. Although they may seem a little intimidating at first, using subject headings when you search for the best source materials on a given topic can end up saving you a lot of time! Try clicking on the subject headings listed below to get a sense of how they work. When you feel ready, consider using them yourself in future research by copying and pasting them into the library's catalog!
Additionally, if you find a great book or e-book in the library's catalog, click on the "Description" tab in the book's record and scroll to the list of "Subjects." Try clicking on the most relevant subject heading you see to find other great books!
Personal narratives and memoirs Political pamphlets and speeches, sermons and poems, legislative journals and popular magazines documenting the American Revolution from the earliest protests in 1765 through the peace treaty of 1783.
Slavery in America Personal narratives, pamphlets, addresses, political speeches, monographs, sermons, plays, songs, poetic and fictional works published between the 17th and late 19th centuries documenting key aspects of the history of slavery in America.
Primary Sources in the Norwich Archives
The Norwich University Archives, located on the 5th floor of the Kreitzberg Library, houses a non-circulating collection of primary sources that document the history of Norwich and the accomplishments of its alumni, faculty, staff, and other people associated with the university.
Our reading room is open to the public from 12:00 to 4:00 Monday through Friday or by appointment at other times. Feel free to call, email, or stop by and ask about how our collections can support your research!