Primary Source Historical Magazines & Periodicals

Additional Primary Source Collections

Primary sources in print

Lots of historical primary sources are published as books.

Strategies for locating such published primary sources:

  1. Search for a topic in the Library Catalog then limit by publication year under the "Limit your search" menu.

  2. Browse footnotes and bibliographies of secondary source books, encyclopedias, and articles for the titles of published primary sources.
  3. Search the Library Catalog. Use the Advanced Search with subject terms such as:
  • sources
  • diaries
  • personal narratives
  • interviews
  • letters


Primary Source Newspapers

Presidential Papers

Video and Film Sources