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Introduction to Historical Research : Multimedia sources

This guide is an introduction to selected resources available for historical research. It covers both primary sources and secondary materials.

Sample Digital Multimedia Collections

Finding Multimedia Sources

Multimedia sources can sometimes be found by searching online library catalogs, such as UW-Madison library catalog or WorldCat.  There are also databases of multimedia materials for specific areas of study such as the South and Southeast Asia Video Archive and Women's Audio and Visuals in English (WAVE).

Additionally, there are digital collections devoted exclusively to multimedia sources that might useful.

Sample Local Multimedia Collections

Local Multimedia Collections

Historical multimedia sources are available in many locations on campus and in Madison.  This is a list of a few locations of interest:

Many of these collections also contain map collections as does the Arthur H. Robinson Map Library.