Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

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

Examples

  • 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:

© UAB Libraries ι University of Alabama at Birmingham ι About Us ιContact Us ι Disclaimer