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Learn how to find books & ebooks, articles, and websites on History topics.

What are "Primary Sources"?

Primary Sources can be found most easily on these databases

You can find primary sources in most history databases, more than likely inside secondary sources. The two Gale databases below simply have a section for "primary sources" which allow you to discover them quickly (depending on the topic). All of our History databases can lead you to primary sources, however. What matters most is thinking about the reasons why you need a particular primary source, and the best keywords that will retrieve such results. 

Test your knowledge! 

Try this interactive tutorial from the CSUN Library