Springfield History:

 A Selected List Resources 

Thomas Library,  Wittenberg University

This page is meant to give you basic places to begin your research.  For more
complex searches, 
ask a reference librarian.

I. Books

    To find books and media on your topic:
    EZRA: the Wittenberg University library catalog.  
        Start with a keyword search: e.g. springfield and history

        Some useful titles about Springfield, Clark County, and Wittenberg:
Springfield and Clark County, Ohio - Ref. F499.S7 F4 1941    
            Who's Who in OhioThomas Rare F490.W6 1930  
Springfield, Ohio : In the Heart of the Mad River Valley -
                    Thomas Rare Oversize F499.S7 S7 1936
One Hundred Seventy-Five Years of Struggle: History of Black people in
                    Springfield, Ohio - Thomas Rare F499.S7 W5 1976 

               Springfield, Ohio City Directory - Ref.  AY272.S7 W7
                    Note: Issues before 2005 are shelved in Ref. Storage.
               Fourteenth census of population, 1920. Ohio. Clark Co. [microform]
                    Microforms  HA 201 1920 .A15 no.1353 -1354   
               Springfield Ohio: A Progressive, Accessible, Industrial City. (1929)  
                    In the OhioLINK catalog.  
               Springfield & Clark County : An Illustrated History
                    Thomas Rare F499.S7 K56 1985

                Heartland: An Exhibition from the Collection of the Heritage Center of Clark County -
                    Main Oversize F499.S7 K96 2001
Wittenberg: A Concise History - Ref. Desk LD6183.K45 1976
                Wittenberg in Clark County 1845-1970 - Ref. Desk LD6183.K55 1970
         For General Background on Society and Culture:
Chronology of World History - Ref. D11.M39
                This Fabulous Century - Main Oversize E161.T55 v. 3 (1920-1930)
                American Decades - E169.12 .A419 1994 v. 3 (1920-1929)
                Historical Statistics of the United States: Ref. HA202.H57 2006

   OhioLINK: merged catalogs of more than 80 Ohio academic libraries


II. Internet Resources

Clark County Historical Society
Clark County Public Library 
Text of the 1881 History of Springfield

     How to cite online sources

    Criteria for Website Evaluation


III. Finding Journal Articles
    Guidelines on how to distinguish scholarly from popular articles

       To find articles:
       America: History and Life -  "U.S. and Canadian history, prehistory to present".
             No full text is provided, but article summaries are .

       New York Times - Historical  - Full text of the New York Times from its
            inception in 1851 through 1999.

       Readers' Guide Retrospective - Provides references to articles in popular American
            magazines, 1890-1982.  No full text, but we have many of the magazines

For other ideas, see the full List of Indexes and Databases, with nearly 200
database options.

    To locate journals:
At Wittenberg:  Search Journals the Library Has,  for a list of
and  journals that Wittenberg owns, both online and in hard copy.

At other academic libraries: Use Interlibrary Loan.
Locating journals can be tricky, difficult, and generally exasperating.
 If you run into trouble, a reference librarian will be glad to assist you.


 IV. People Help

Wittenberg librarians welcome your questions.
If you have any questions at all
about your research--how to get started or how to proceed--contact us.   We will respond promptly.
        Reference Desk - refdesk@wittenberg.edu - (Whoever sees it first will reply.)
        Suzanne Smailes - ssmailes@wittenberg.edu - for Archives questions
        Gina Entorf - rentorf@wittenberg.edu
        Ken Irwin - kirwin@wittenberg.edu

        Alisa Mizikar  - amizikar@wittenberg.edu  

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  Compiled by Regina Entorf, Wittenberg University Library
  Last updated 6-14-07/RPE
© 2007 Wittenberg University