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Finding Primary Sources: ...in Digital Collections

This guide will assist you in discerning what primary sources are and where they can be located.

Online Primary Sources in Digital Collections

There are many digital collections available online that contain primary sources. These collections can be found in open access digital repositories that are publicly available for free or through the library's subscription-based databases accessible via MyCoyote.

When searching for and using online primary sources it is important to evaluate the credibility of the source. A helpful guide on finding, evaluating, and using online primary sources can be found on the Reference and User Services Association's (RUSA) website, http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/history/resources/primarysources.

Open Access Digital Repositories

Subscription-based Databases