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Primary Sources

These are a few good places to start your search for primary source material:

Sourcebook

Finding Books

Published books can be a wonderful, simple way to access primary sources. When searching for books, use the following terms and phrases:
  • charters
  • correspondence
  • diaries
  • early works to 1800
  • interviews
  • letters
  • manuscripts
  • maps
  • oratory
  • pamphlets
  • personal narratives
  • photographs
  • sources
  • speeches
 

Special Collections Bibliography

Find these books in DePaul's Special Collections

Online Books

You can search Google Books or HathiTrust to find published books online.  If it was published before 1923, you have a good chance of finding the entire book online.