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Finding Primary Sources for History Research: Home

How to find books, documents, magazine articles, newspaper articles and other first hand or eyewitness accounts.


This guide is designed to provide a introduction for identifying and locating primary research in history, using a variety of research tools, either those which CSULB provides, or that are freely available on the Internet.

What Is A Primary Source, Video

Using the example of President Kennedy's Assassination, this video produced by Geisel Productions Web Services at UCSD provides and excellent summary of primary sources for history research.