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Primary Sources: Articles with Sources

This guide aims to help you identify common types of primary sources in the University Libraries’ collections and those that are freely available on the Internet. It doesn't cover finding source material in other museums, libraries or other collections

Searching Indexes for Articles with Primary Sources

Just as primary source material may be published in books, there may be primary sources included in articles.  Indexes for history are the most likely to indicate if the article includes primary source material.  Some of the same terms used in the library catalog are used in the indexes. 

Read the abstract to determine if the author used primary sources and/or if the article includes actual primary source material.

autobiographies    anecdotes    archives    biography    caricatures and cartoons
diaries    documents    interviews    letters    manuscripts
personal narratives
   slave narratives    speeches, addresses, etc    travel accounts

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