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Subject Headings: Primary Sources

Primary Sources

Primary sources are found by combining your topic with the term - Sources. Examples:

  • History - Sources
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Sources
  • Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Sources
  • African American women -- History -- 19th century -- Sources

You may also combine your topic with these specific terms:

  • Biography (but only use the autobiographical parts)
  • Catalogs (used to find works of Art)
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Exhibitions (used to find works of Art)
  • Interviews
  • Letters - See Correspondence
  • Manuscripts,
  • Personal narratives
  • Photography
  • Pictorial works
  • Polls
  • Portraits
  • Public opinion
  • Speeches, addresses, etc.