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American History Primay Sources World History Primary Sources
>Academic Video Online+
  >Academic Video Online+
 >American Libraries at   >The Avalon Project - 16th c. & earlier: world docs
>The Avalon Project  - 17th c. on:  primarily U.S.

>Black Freedom Struggle in the U.S.
>Defining Documents in World History +
> Chronicling America:  U.S. Newspapers (1770 - 1963)   >Gale Primary Sources+KCLS  - primarily 18th /19th c. British & 19th c. U.S.
>Digital Public Library of America
  >Internet History Sourcebooks Project
>Defining Moments, U.S. History+
  >JSTOR and >ARTSTOR+  tip: search by date and/or content type
>Gale Primary Sources+KCLS - primarily 19th c. U.S. & 18th /19th c. British
  >LoC World Digital Library  tip: search by date and/or format
>Independent Voices - periodicals from 2nd half of 20th c.; JSTOR
  >Milestone Documents: U.S. & World+
>Indigenous Peoples of North America +KCLS
>JSTOR and >ARTSTOR+  tip: search by date and/or content type
  World Literature full texts & excerpts
>Library of Congress (LoC)  tip: search by date and/or format
  >LitFinder/Gale Literature+
> ProQuest  (access note) 
  >Project Gutenberg
>Milestone Documents in Am. History+
>Milestone Documents: U.S. & World+
>Supreme Court Decisions 1803-2017+   >> Newspaper Collections <<
>Washington State Library  

Many other databases we subscribe to will have primary sources (remember, a primary source is relative to your research --
reminder of primary vs secondary vs tertiary)

- some databases (on this page & elsewhere) allow you to search by publication date this means you can narrow down your search to find documents/images from the time period you are researching; this is particularly true for newspapers

- databases like Britannica Resource Center contain primary sources, but it might be best to go directly to the source they came from

>Women Working, 1800 - 1930  
American Literature full texts & excerpts  
American Libraries at  
LitFinder/Gale Literature+  
Project Gutenberg  

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