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HST 101 History Methods - Steinweis (2017)

Tools for Finding Printed Primary Sources

Useful Subject Terms for Primary Sources

Library Catalogs (such as the UVM Library Catalog or WorldCat) use predefined terms to describe primary sources. Among the most commonly used terms are:

  • Correspondence
  • Description and Travel
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Interviews
  • Letters
  • Personal Narratives
  • Sources

Historical Newspapers Online & Magazines

Primary Source Collections Online

A small selection of online primary sources to get you started. See other research guides in history for additional materials.