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HIST 398: Leisure-Time in the Making of Modern America: Books & Articles

Finding Books

Start with a keyword search in the catalog. Once you have located a relevant item, you can look at the Subjects in the record and follow those links to find related books.

You can also refine your results by using the facets on the left side of the screen. Use the "Available Online" filter to limit to materials that may be accessed remotely!

Sample Subjects:

Leisure -- United States

Recreation -- United States

You can also pair these with additional keywords on specific hobbies, sports, regions, etc. or search those as subjects.

To find primary resources, you can add any of the following keywords to your search: letters, diaries, speeches, newspaper articles, autobiographies, oral histories, government and organizational records, statistical data, maps, photographs, motion pictures, sound recordings, advertisements, and artifacts.

baseball interviews 

movie theaters archives

Finding Journals

Selected Encyclopedias

You may want to browse through these and similar reference works for research ideas.