Primary Sources Helpers
Types of Resources.
From Wesleyan University. Lists a number of electronic and print indexes to primary sources.
In The First Person.
An in-depth index to personal diaries, letters, oral histories, and personal narratives from around the world. Search by keyword, date, subject, place, collection, or historical event.
Library Research: Finding Primary Sources.
From UC Berkeley. Presents search strategies appropriate to the type of primary source needed.
Making Sense of Evidence.
project. Includes tips for interpreting diaries, photographs, maps, and other primary resources.
National Archives, Primary Sources for Educators and Students.
Grouped by year, from 1754 to present.
From Yale University. Offers many helpful definitions and examples of primary sources.
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University.
This digitized collection includes such things as letters, scanned civil war diaries, and many other digitized primary sources.
World Digital Library.
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
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