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HPS 319 Research: History of Medicine II: 17th–20th Century

This guide is intended to assist students in Prof. Lucia Dacome's HPS 319 course.

Find items using Library Catalogue

The Library Catalogue searches all campuses and colleges in UofT for:

  • Books; AV material; Maps; Government publications
  • Journals (Magazines, Newspapers) NOT articles    
     

Look at the SUBJECTS of a relevant book to obtain additional keywords for your search:

By-law no. 431, relative to the Board of Health [microform] : passed 27th April 1866, with index and practical remarks to citizens on domestic sanitary regulations and treatment of cholera.

  • Cholera
     
  • Health officers Ontario Toronto
     
  • Public health laws Ontario Toronto
     
  • Public health personnel Ontario Toronto

 

Library Catalogue & Primary Sources

You can search by Title or Author of a primary source (or secondary source). For example:

  • Author Search: Koch, Robert
  • Author Facet: make sure you use the left hand Author Facet to select the correct author: Koch, Robert,1843-1910
     

You might have to alter the spelling of titles and names due to translations and time periods. 

You can look for translations by specifying English as the Language and/or checking the Details of the catalog record.

 

You can search by Keyword or Subject: Cholera and Toronto

Results include paper versions and sometimes links to electronic versions – reprints, originals, and translations.

If you find a title and no e-version, you can try looking for that title in a Text Collection, such as the Internet Archives Digital Text Collection at: https://archive.org/details/texts. For example: 

By-law no. 431, relative to the Board of Health : passed 27th April 1866, with index and practical remarks to citizens on domestic sanitary regulations and treatment of cholera. Available at: https://archive.org/details/cihm_55490

 

Library Catalogue & Primary Sources - more

If you don’t have a specific primary source in mind, you can look for one by subject or keyword in the library catalogue: 

Cholera and Canada and Letters

Combine your topic with words such as:

  • Sources
  • Correspondence
  • Letters
  • Diaries
  • Works

For more tips, see Research Guides such as “HIS 109: Finding Primary Sources.”