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.
(Books, Manuscripts, Magazines, and Newspapers)
The Archives of Sexuality and Gender program provides a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, researchers and scholars can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other interesting topical areas. This growing archival program offers rich research opportunities across a wide span of human history.
Archives in this library include:
LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940, Part II
Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century
International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture
Very good for local and regional U.S. and Iowa news. Coverage varies by year and location. Use the "Advanced Search" option beneath the search blanks. Advanced Search will allow you to limit by date and geographic location.
Article and full-page access to the following papers: Atlanta Daily World (1931-2010), Chicago Defender (1909-2010), Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), Michigan Chronicle (Detroit) (1939-2010), and the New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993). To access other Black newspapers and magazines click on the Archives (primary sources) tab at the top-left hand corner of this page.
Google Books Magazine collection offers free access to over one hundred magazines. Though many are obscure, niche, unusual and rather recent (1980s-1990s) this collection also offers extensive runs of a few mainstream magazines such as Popular Mechanics and Life. This collection is particularly notable for the runs of magazines published for and about the African American community including Black Enterprise, Black World (Negro Digest), Crisis, Ebony, Ebony Jr., and Jet
Find Primary Sources in Digital Archives 1980-2000
"Independent Voices is an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century." --- JSTOR (REVEAL DIGITAL)
There are thousands of 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.