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ITAL 452/GER 492 - German Nazis, Italian Fascists, and European Jews - Fiona Stewart/Joanna Stimmel

In this course we will explore the varied policies towards Jews of two totalitarian regimes: National Socialism under Hitler in Germany and Fascism under Mussolini in Italy.

Web Based Primary Sources

Worldwide Archives and Libraries

Primo Levi Center

Google Books and HathiTrust

Google Book Search allows you to search the full-text of books. Many books in the public domain (not subject to copyright) will be available in the full-text. These older books will be primary sources if they were written by someone who observed or participated in a historical event.
Tips for locating primary sources with Google Books:
  • Click the link for Advanced Search and search with someone who observed or participated in the event as an author
  • One option for locating primary sources is to set the date range to a time that is relatively close to the historical event that you are researching.

HathiTrust Digital Library is another resource for searching the full-text of books and obtaining the full-text of books in the public domain.

Why Google Scholar?

Question: Why would you use Google Scholar?

Answer: Google Scholar identifies scholarly research materials from a broad range of subject areas.

Google Scholar offers a "cited by" feature - it will display a list of documents which cited the document you originally retrieved. This can be useful in determing how influential a source has been.  The list only includes documents available in Google Scholar, though.

Go into the preferences of Google Scholar and select Pepperdine University from Library Links.