Because there are so many different kinds of materials found in Special Collections--books, papers, photographs, maps, artworks, artifacts, just to name a few--there are many ways to search for and use the source material you need. Some collections have print inventories and some may be indexed in a database accessible only in the Special Collections Reading Room. When you are ready to begin your research, we encourage you to consult with a Special Collections librarian for assistance with locating primary source material.

Our main online access points for Special Collections materials are:

Finding tools to collections you might use in Special Collections:

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