Locating Primary Sources in Books
Often books contain excerpts or entire transcripts of primary source materials. When searching the card catalog, look for subject headings that use the terms "personal narratives" or "sources." These terms indicate there are primary sources located in a book. Below are a list of general reference sources that contain primary source documents.
Locating Primary Sources on the Web
Enter your search term and "primary source" in a Google search and you will find posted documents.
Locating Primary Sources in Electronic Databases
The databases listed below contain primary source materials that are searchable by subject and most are available full text.