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The Public Essay (WRIT353): Home

A guide to doing research in local history for your public essay

Search for Books in the Catalog

Use the search box to find books on your topic in the library.

Book Search (in Library)


For Pennsylvania History do a Power Search in the Blough-Weis Library Catalog and select "Pennsylvania Room" as the location. To borrow a book from the PA Room, email Meg Garnett, Special Collections Librarian:

Searching the catalog for books in the Pennsylvania Room

Finding primary sources

Find secondary sources such as books and articles

Contact your librarian for help with history research

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