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HIS 205 - Historical Inquiry

Primary Sources on the Web

Cline Library Databases: Primary Sources

Locating Primary Sources

Primary sources can be located in:


  • Digital format through online databases.  For example, we subscribe to America: History and Life and Manuscript Women's Letters and Diaries.


  • Freely available collections on the web.


  • Published in books and microforms that can be located in our library catalog and WorldCat.  

Check out "Making Sense of Evidence" from the History Matters website to help maximize your analysis of primary source documents.

Historic Newspapers