Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

The Great Depression: Home

Primary sources

Primary Sources

UTEP Library Resources:

Search tips:

- Do a broad search: "Prohibition, alcohol"
- Use the Revise Your Search/Narrow by Between Years option to narrow down dates:
example: 1920-1933 (for Prohibition)
example: 1929-1939 (Great Depression)
- Narrow down by location (USA)
- Narrow down by State (e.g., Texas)

-For primary sources, you can add the term "sources" or "personal narratives" or "photographs"

-Historic newspapers are also primary sources

-Check the oral history collection and the image collection online


Look in archival and book collections and some databases for primary sources.




This is a library research guide made specifically for your class. Here you will find links to recommended resources to guide your research; short how-tos; information related to HIST 4325,The Great Depression, personalized librarian assistance; and help with both print and electronic resources available through the UTEP Library.


What is a Scholarly Article?

A scholarly or peer-reviewed article is one that is reviewed by a panel of experts in the field. The following are a few characteristics of a scholarly article:

  • An abstract, or summary, before the main text of the article
  • Footnotes and/or bibliographies that cite sources
  • Graphs or charts detailing the research process and/or results
  • Publication by a professional or academic organization
  • Discipline-specific language

500 W. University Avenue : El Paso, TX, 79968-0582 : (915) 747-5672
Copyright | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer
State Reports | UT System | Customer Service Statement | Site Feedback | Required Links |