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History: Primary Sources

This guide is meant to be a short introduction to finding resources for historical research. Originally developed by Jason Ezell.

Select Periodicals Databases

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TIPS: Try limiting to .edu (for university archives and special collections) or .gov (for national archives, collections).  Consider using terms like "primary sources," "digital collections," or "archives".

Names of countries can also be combined with "national archives" and .gov to get links to those.  Don't hesitate to look through online lesson plans, which sometimes have links to online primary sources.

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