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Primary Sources: Digital Collections

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

Digital Collections

Many digital collections available online through open access digital repositories contain primary sources that are publicly available for free. Primary sources are also available 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,

Open Access Digital Repositories

Subscription-based Databases