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Selected Library Resources

Eudora Welty: A Biography by Suzanne Marrs 

Call Number: Welty PS3545.E6 Z766 2005

Eudora Welty by Harold Bloom 

Call Number: Welty PS3545.E6 Z58 2004

Eudora Welty: Critical Essays Edited by Peggy Prenshaw 

Call Number: Welty PS3545.E6 Z77

Remembering Medgar Evers by Minrose Gwin

Call Number: F349 .J13 G85 2013

The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi Edited by Ted Ownby

Call Number: E185.9 .M6 C58 2013

One Writer's Imagination by Suzanne Marrs

Call Number: Welty PS3545.E6 Z767 2002

The library website is a great place to start looking for resources for your class.

Big Search uses keywords to find books, articles, DVDs and more. 

Want to know more?  Below is a guide for formulating keywords and finding resources using Big Search

The Millsaps-Wilson Library uses Library of Congress Call Numbers to organize physical materials.  For more information on call numbers visit the Library of Congress website.

The majority of books by and about Eudora Welty are located in the Eudora Welty Room on the third floor of the west wing of the library.

Other books related to Eudora Welty and literature in general can be found in the following sections: 

  • PN1-6790 Literature (General)
  • PS1-3626 American literature

Books about United States History are generally located in sections E-F, but you will find books throughout our collection.

  • E 175 - 175.7 United States History Historiography 
  • F 336-350 Mississippi History


Location of Materials
Classifications A--D399                                                      East Stacks 1                                                                                            
Classifications D400--F                                                      East Stacks 2
Classifications G--HR                                                          East Stacks 3
Classifications HS--K                                                           East 3
Classifications L--Z                                                               West 3




Databases are a good place to start when looking for scholarly journals and articles.

Multidisciplinary Databases 

English Subject Databases 

Primary sources are contemporary accounts of an event, written by someone who experienced or witnessed the event in question. These original documents (i.e., they are not about another document or account) are often diaries, letters, memoirs, journals, speeches, manuscripts, interviews and other such unpublished works. They may also include published pieces such as newspaper or magazine articles (as long as they are written soon after the fact and not as historical accounts), photographs, audio or video recordings, research reports in the natural or social sciences, or original literary or theatrical works.

Primary:  First-hand account of an event, an original work

  • Autobiographies, letters, e-mails, diaries, speeches, interviews
  • Documents, laws, treaties
  • Raw data that has been collected
  • Works of literature, art, music
  • Newspaper accounts of events, by someone on the scene

Secondary: A summary, interpretation, or analysis of something else

  • Articles, books, biographies which summarize, interpret the original statements, documents
  • Textbooks
  • Analysis of statistics
  • Criticism — of literature, art, music
  • Secondary accounts of events by those who compile and synthesize the original accounts

Tertiary: Usually a combination or collection of primary and secondary sources

  • Encyclopedias
  • Dictionaries
  • Indexes
  • Handbooks, guidebooks, manuals


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