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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

Published Collections of Primary Sources

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.