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Primary Sources: Searching for Primary Sources

Overview of primary source research

Narrow your searches

Combine keywords of the type of format with your topic. It may look like this: 

"nuclear arms" pamphlets
clam worm methodology
slavery "personal narratives"
Lyndon Johnson diaries
Ancient greek military maps
"World War II" posters
"FDR" speeches

Other primary source words to try adding are:

cartoons or caricatures
public opinion

Use the limiters

Limiters will let you get specific about what EXACTLY you are looking for.

Select check-boxes like this:

And some will even have Primary Sources separated out: