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Tutt Library Research Guides
Evaluating Primary Sources
Select U.S. Archives
American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
Coverage: historical. Digitized collections from the Library of Congress. Oral histories, letters, photographs, documents. Search by keyword.
From the Library of Congress. Search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).
National Archives and Records Administration
Coverage: historical. Description and many links to digital copies of the documents, photographs and maps housed in the National Archives and regional branches.
Learn More About Primary Sources
Primary Sources at Yale defines and explains the importance of primary sources along with a series of questions for evaluating documents.
The National History Day Research Roadmap provides a good discussion about the definition and use of primary sources.
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