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Africana Primary Sources: Diaries

Searching for Diaries

Our collection contains diaries and records kept on expeditions and other travel. To find this material, go to NUsearch and click the "Advanced Search" option (next to the gold "Search" button). Then input your search terms as follows:

  1. Indicate the subject you're looking for (diaries, discovery and exploration, or description and travel). When searching for a phrase, be sure to indicate "Contains phrase."  
  2. Add the country you're interested in
  3. Click the "Search" button.

For example, to find examples from Ethiopia, you could set your search terms as follows: