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Primary sources can be found in a variety of places both online and in person- digital collections, databases, special collections and archives, and more. Get started on your search with these online resources.
Lets you search catalogs of libraries around the world in one place. Find both primary and secondary sources like books and archival collections. These might include memoirs, diaries, and compiled papers. Items can often be requested and obtained through Interlibrary Loan.
Contains broadsides from 1820-1900 and ephemera from 1760-1900. Subjects range from accounts of the Civil War and natural disasters to official government proclamations, tax bills and town meeting reports. Ephemera includes playbills and programs, stock certificates, menus, invitations, and more.
Ancestry.com for libraries. Ancestry can be used for historical research as well as genealogy. Includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more.