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Primary Resources: Finding Primary Resources
This guide will provide information on identifying, locating, and utilizing primary resources for research across various disciplines.
While a huge amount of primary source material is still buried in archival backlogs or stored behind paywalls, advances in digitization and hosting technology means more than ever before in history, primary resources are only a few keystrokes away.
This interface will only give you the basic information about the material much like our library database. If you see something promising, the interface will give you the information needed to reach out to the holding institution. Some material may be accessible online, but in many cases you may have to contact the institution to request access.
While the vast majority of the resources here are published works, most of them are old enough to be used for contemporaneous accounts. Additionally, the open nature of the platform means you will find recent original works uploaded by users as well as preserved websites, newspapers, and etc.
Provides selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers.