Primary sources can take many different forms. Letters, accounts and other kinds of documents written at the time of an event or era allow a nuanced and detailed understanding of historical issues. Material below explains ways to locate primary sources in Tripod and Worldcat. To find additional primary sources, historical studies in books and journal articles will often offer the best recommendations. Check footnotes and bibliographies for references to material written in the period of time you are researching.
Primary Source Databases
Finding Printed Copies of Primary Sources
If you have the name of a newspaper or magazine, search for it first in Tripod. If not listed there, check Google for accessible digitized issues. If you are searching for articles but have no newspaper or magazine name, see the indexes below.
General Periodical Indexes
Selected Individual Magazines and Newspapers