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Primary Sources

What are Primary Sources?

Michigan State University Library provides an informative presentation on what is, and how to find, primary sources.

 

Academic Search Premier

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

American Archives: Documents of the American Revolution, 1774-1776

A collection of thousands of pamphlets, booklets, and newspaper articles pertaining to the "Origin, Settlement, and Progress of the Colonies in North America" from the Revolutionary Era in order to preserve them for future generations.

C-SPAN Video Library

The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses.

Chronicling America

America's historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922.

Expanded Academic ASAP

From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images!

JSTOR

Has created a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive of scholarship, preserving over one thousand academic journals in both digital and print formats.

MasterFILE Premier

This multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,750 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes nearly 500 full text reference books, full text from 84,774 biographies, 105,786 full text primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 440,207 photos, maps and flags.

ProQuest

Includes: Historical Papers: Minneapolis Tribune, Minneapolis Morning Paper,Barron's, Argus Leader, St. Cloud Times, ProQuest Newsstand.
Online information service provides access to thousands of current periodicals and newspapers, many updated daily and containing full-text articles from 1860.

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

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