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Women & the American Civil War

A guide to primary and secondary sources on the topic of Women and the American Civil War, with a focus on women in Maryland.

Why use a database?

Databases are subscription resources that bring articles from a variety of magazines and/or journals into one place with a sophisticated search engine.  Many of the databases allow you to read the entire article online. Databases make online content easily searchable by subject.

Secondary Source Databases & Tools

Secondary sources are written after the historical event they describe has occurred. These materials analyze primary sources and draw conclusions from them.  Secondary sources provide hindsight, and usally incorporate multiple sources of information about the same event.  Seconcary materials include monographs, journal articles, biographies, encyclopedias, and documentaries--anything that includes a list of historical sources.

Most of these databases and research tools are available only at University of Maryland Libraries.  Remote access is available to University of Maryland students and staff only, due to licensing agreements.

Electronic Reference

These databases are available at University of Maryland Libraries.  Remote access is available to University of Maryland students and staff only, due to licensing agreements.