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CORE 176: Amish & Mennonites in American History (Gollner Spring 2024)

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GAMEO - Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online

  • "provides reliable, freely-available English-language information on Anabaptist-related congregations, denominations, conferences, institutions and significant individuals, as well as historical and theological topics."
  • Includes the four volumes of the Mennonite Encyclopedia written in the 1950s
  • Contains many additional articles written and edited by scholars and experts

Library catalog - An excellent place to find both primary and secondary sources.

  • Remember the subject search (su:) and don’t forgot about including Sources when you want primary sources (other words to try include: correspondence, description and travel, diaries, documents, interviews, journal, letters, memoir, narratives, oral history, papers, photographs OR pictorial works, sources, speeches)
  • Change the filter to "Libraries in Indiana" to see items held by MHL or other related schools. 

Interlibrary loan - Don't limit yourself to just the resources we have in the library, request items from library across the country.

  • Easy, free for you and fairly quick (articles 2-3 days, books 7-10 days)
  • Fill out the form and you will get email updates about your request and when your item arrives.
  • Quick reminder though, unlike books in our library, due dates are set by the library we borrow the item from. So please make sure to turn these books back on time.

Cast of Characters Activity

If you are looking for a way to organize some of your brainstorming, you can use this very basic Google Doc to help with that process. Open the link, click on File and then select Make a Copy.