Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Finding Primary Sources: ...in Scholarly Journals

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

America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts

While these two databases are used primarily for finding secondary research, the scholars will use primary sources to write them. Many times scholars will use excerpts from primary sources or include entire documents if they are short enough. Also, if you look in the their bibliographies, you might find citations to primary sources that you may then look for yourself. You may use similar searches to the ones used in the library catalog (see "...in Books" tab above).