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Finding Primary Sources for History Research: Primary Documents

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

Primary Documents and Archives

Select sites for accessing historical documents and archives

Digital Library of America. "Uncovers millions of materials from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions across the country available to all in a one-stop discovery"

SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context) "a free, online resource that helps users discover biographical and historical information about persons, families, and organizations that created or are documented in historical resources (primary source documents) and their connections"