Primary sources -- those created at the time of an historical event or era -- are important tools for historical research. They include:
To learn more about primary sources, see:|
Use the library catalog to find primary sources held by your library. Search by:
Words in the subject heading offer clues to primary sources. Some important words to look for are:
Research databases may also include full text of primary source documents:
International Coalition on Newspapers
A site covering historic newspaper digitization projects. Includes international and U.S. projects.
From the Library of Congress, Search historic U.S. newspapers 1836-1922.
See OSU's Research Databases List for additional resources by subject (especially see Newspapers). Some of these are limited to access by OSU users.
Try a search in the Chronicling America for a primary source.
Go to the Advanced Search tab and do a search for the exact phrase Charles Guiteau. Examine some of the resulting newspaper items on this person. [Site opens in new window.]
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