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WELCOME!

Welcome! The Libraries of Texas A&M University have almost 4 million printed volumes; over 38,000 journal, magazine, and newspaper subscriptions; over 60,000 electronic resources; and is a repository library for United States and State of Texas government information. The Libraries consist of the Sterling C. Evans Library and Annex, the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, the West Campus Library, the Policy Sciences and Economics Library, and the Medical Sciences Library. Material of greatest interest to history researchers will be located in the Evans Library and Annex, and the Cushing Memorial Library.

 

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Many of the electronic resources can be accessed from off-campus by Texas A&M University faculty, staff, and students who must login with their NEO login and password. Once the initial login is completed, there is virtually unlimited access until the patron has logged off, or closed the Web Browser window. Use the navigational tabs above to find materials of interest among our many resources. Please note that some of the materials listed in the categories will be printed materials only, though many exist in both print and electronic forms.

 

PRIMARY SOURCES:

Primary sources (a.k.a. "original documents") are very important to historical research.  These are materials created at the time of the events under investigation.  These sources are available at the TAMU Libraries in a wide variety of formats including print, microfilm, and digital.  Examples of primary sources may include (but are NOT limited to): diaries, manuscripts, correspondence, newspapers and magazines from the time period (including the advertisements), published sermons, business reports, maps, photographs, and government materials including legislative testimony and votes, reports, hearings, and court opinions.  Use the tabs for "Primary Source Databases," "Historical Newspapers," "Finding Federal Government Information," and "Miscellaneous Links" for sources that may contain relevant primary source information.

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