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The Seven Hills School: Primary Sources

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Primary vs. Secondary Sources

Locating Primary Sources in Books

  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.

Primary Sources in Databases

Locating Primary Sources on the Web

Locating Primary Sources on the Web 

Enter your search term and "primary source" in a Google search and you will find posted documents.  

Electronic Databases with Primary Source Materials


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.