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HONR 399: The Wabash

A historical, artistic, anthropological, economic, political, and scientific understanding of Indiana's state river.


The Wabash River plays many vital roles in the historical and contemporary development and evolution of Indiana and the Midwest. This guide will provide information for conducting scholarly research on this river and its multifaceted impacts on Indiana and demonstrate how to use the Purdue Libraries online catalog, website, commercial databases, and multifaceted government information resources to gain enhanced understanding of this river's historic and contemporary impact.

You can search for books using Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) searches in the Purdue Libraries online catalog. Sample terms you can use for such searches included below are: