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Primary Sources

Guide to finding primary sources.

Library Catalog Search (Primo)

Use the library search tool Primo to find books that contain primary source material.  A search that combines your topic's keyword with subjects that pertain to primary sources can be an effective search strategy.        

For example:

Subjects pertaining to primary sources: Sources, Diaries, Archives, Narratives, Interviews, Quotations, Correspondence, Pamphlets, Speeches, Statues

Combine topic keyword with subject : "slavery" + "interviews", "women's suffrage" + "pamphlets", "Nero" + "statue", "American revolution" + "speeches"

Library Databases

Internet Sources