Books: For topics with long histories, your easiest access to both secondary and primary sources is from material that has been published for distribution. Individual names can be used for locating both (see examples). Older published material that is now out of copyright (pre-1924) may be available through HathiTrust. Use this quick quide for help in locating ebooks in the UMBC collections.
This search in the Books, Media tab on the Library homepage will show what's available at UMBC.
This search returns 453 records, 80 of which are ebooks. Representative titles from this search [limited to ebooks]:
- Stacking the Coffins : Influenza, War and Revolution in Ireland, 1918–19 (Manchester U, 2018)
- Plague and Contagion in the Islamic Mediterranean: New Histories of Disease in Ottoman Society (ARC, 2017)
- Epidemic: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak (Brookings, 2018)
- Feverish Bodies, Enlightened Minds : Science and the Yellow Fever Controversy in the Early American Republic (Stanford UP, 2016)
- Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death (ARC, 2015)
- More than hot: a short history of fever (JHU, 2014)
- Pandemics : What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford, 2013)
Primary sources, usually diaries, letters, logbooks, church records, etc. can also so be discovered with this search. Add another line to the search: AND 'sources or documents or narratives" to retrieve published primary sources. There will be fewer titles. Examples: