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Primary Sources: What, Why, & Where: Finding Primary Sources

Explains the differences between primary and secondary sources, why to use them, and where to find them.

Examples of Primary Sources

Diary from 1850, California Gold Rush

Diary from 1850, California Gold Rush

 

Slave narrative

Oral history

 

Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence

Finding Primary Sources

PRIMARY SOURCES AT THE ACC LIBRARIES

This is only a sample. There are many more for specific topics. Talk to a librarian.

LIBRARY DATABASES WITH PRIMARY SOURCES

PRIMARY SOURCES ON THE WEB

There are thousands, so this is just a sample of higher quality sites. You can do a web search for your topic and add "primary sources."


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