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Find and Use Materials



Additional tools for finding rare books and archival collections.

  • Rare Books - Advanced Search: Library Search System.
    • To filter your search results to only rare materials, select Special Collections and University Archives on the left of your search results under Library.
  • Archives and Manuscripts - Detailed Search: Finding Aids 
  • Digital Collections including Oral History Interviews: Goldmine
  • Digital Collections: JSTOR
  • Oral History Interviews: Goldmine or Finding Aids
  • Web Archives: Archive-It

Many manuscripts and oral histories can also be discovered in the library search system. 

Complete instructions on how to find materials.


  • High-quality digital copies are suitable for publications and exhibits.
  • Quick-scans facilitate the use of our collections remotely.
  • See our Request Digital Copies page for more information.