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Primary Sources: Find Books

This guide provides information on how to locate Primary Sources

Finding Books with Primary Sources

You may pair an appropriate subject heading with additional subject terms that identify materials as primary sources. Some of these terms are:

  • correspondence
  • diaries
  • early works to 1800
  • interviews
  • pamphlets
  • periodicals
  • personal narratives
  • sources
  • speeches

For example

  • Women  AND suffrage  AND  diaries
  • Abraham Lincoln  AND  speeches
  • California Gold Rush  AND  sources

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