Welcome to the library course page for Thperf 282: Gender and Performance supporting your research on "Crazy Talk" - 19th Century Hysteria to 21st Century Pop Culture.
This page brings together resources useful for finding primary source materials that discuss or depict 19th century views and understandings of hysteria.
Omni is the name of our library catalogue and primary search tool. Use it to find books, e-books, journals, articles, and much more. It is an excellent starting point for your research.
Waterloo shares Omni with a consortium of 18 Ontario university libraries. As a UW student, you may borrow print books from all institutions without any restrictions. Within the record for a book, you will see which libraries own copies. To borrow a book from another university, log in and select "Get it from another library."
Omni is also where you'll find rare books and periodicals housed in Special Collections and Archives. To only include archival materials in your results, use the search filter menu to the left of the search results list. Scroll down to the "Waterloo Library" heading and select the filter "Dana Porter Library - Special Collections & Archives."