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HY 300: Historian's Craft: Locating Primary Resources

Links to history resources and guides for use as building blocks for historical research.

Finding Primary Sources with Subject Headings


  • Correspondence
    • Example: William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941--Correspondence
  • Diaries
    • Example: Working class women--Colorado--Diaries
  • History--Sources
    • Example: Alabama--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Sources
  • Interviews
    • Example: Witnesses--Germany--Nuremberg--Interviews
  • Maps
    • Example: Japan--Civilization--Maps
  • Pamphlets
    • Example: Ireland--Politics and government--1760-1820--Pamphlets
  • Personal Narratives
    • Example: World war, 1914-1918--Personal Narratives, American

Primary Resources

Finding Primary Sources

Primary sources are available through numerous avenues of research. They include:

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