Though the links above and below go to the Chicago quick guide - the full print Chicago Manual of Style is available for more complicated questions. These large print volumes can be found both at the Library Services Desk and in the Stacks.
UNI search engine for books and articles. For books change the "Material Type" option from "All items" to "Books" to turn OneSearch into the library catalog and look for books owned by Rod Library. To find primary materials set your search or results ("Publication Date") to the specific years of your study. Recently published books may also contain primary source material in the form of quotes, diaries, and letters.
The Library of Congress has archived over 3,000 different U.S. historical newspapers from 1789 to 1963. There are nearly 100 Iowa newspapers available dating from 1836 to 1924.
Advanced Search will also allow you to search for articles that contain two words that are within a specified number of words of each other.
Advanced Search allows searching of a specific newspaper.
Advanced Search can be focused by date/year, by Front page or specific page, and language.
Advanced Search can be focused by looking for “Any” one of multiple words entered, “All” of the words entered, a specific “Phrase”.
Browse papers by choosing “All Digitized Newspapers” option and then limiting by state or ethnicity or language.
1,039 historical newspapers from Iowa ranging from 1800 - present. Coverage varies by year and location. Use the "Advanced Search" option beneath the search blanks. Advanced Search allows limiting by date and location.
"The Iowa Homemaker was founded by the Home Economics Club in 1921. It was the first magazine on Iowa State campus written by women for women. The Iowa Homemaker covers a wide range of issues from “Canning Early Fruits and Vegetables” to “Can a Homemaker be a Citizen?” It contains the excited energy of women trying to find their place in early twentieth century Iowa, and it offers a unique perspective on the history of Iowa State." --- Iowa State University - Parks Library
From the first issue of Iowa Normal Monthly -
"TO ALL FRIENDS OF EDUCATION IN Iowa --GREETING:
At the meeting of Normal Institute Conductors recently held in Des Moines, there was a strong feeling expressed that some one should start an Educational Journal for Iowa. ... Prof. W.J. Shoup of Dubuque will immediately enter upon the work, and I doubt not will furnish to the teachers and school officers of lowa, what is much needed, an IOWA School Journal."
This farming magazine/newspaper - published in Des Moines - has been known by many names including Wallaces' Farmer and Dairyman (1898-1929), Wallaces' Farmer and Iowa Homestead (1929-1958), and Wallaces Farmer.
Find Primary Sources in Digital Archives - 1836-1927
Welcome to the Primary Source Sets libguide, created for you by Special Collections & University Archives and UNI Museum at Rod Library. In this guide, you will find digital copies of primary sources from various SC&UA and Museum collections organized by topic. These topics include Immigration / Migration, Black Experiences in Iowa, American Indians in the Midwest, Elections and Campaigns, and Women's History.
The purpose of UNI ScholarWorks is to collect, preserve and make available the research and creative and scholarly output from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) community. Includes the "Old Gold" (the historical UNI Yearbooks), and digitized sources from the UNI Special Collections & University Archives.
"Discover digital photographs, maps, letters, diaries, audiovisual, and more from the Iowa State University Library. Digital Collections provides free, open access to select unique materials from the library’s collections." --- Iowa State University Libraries
The State Historical Society of Iowa has been a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy since 1857. With a dual mission of preservation and education, it maintains a museum, archives & historical libraries, preservation office, and eight historic sites.
There are other publicly available digital archives that could contain useful primary source material for your project. Focused searches using powerful Google commands can locate digital collections based on the descriptions of archives.