Combine these terms with topical keywords to find primary sources from cultural heritage and educational organizations.
library or museum
papers or manuscripts
You can also search for sources in specific formats, such as:
film / video
Adapted from a handout by Robin M. Katz
Read through secondary sources to find primary sources. Scholars keep meticulous records of the evidence they adduce in order to establish the credibility of their arguments and interpretations. You can use these notes and citations to discover the sources themselves. Search WorldCat to find items our library doesn't own. You can submit interlibrary loan requests right from the item record.
You can also search for primary sources in WorldCat or the library catalog. Using the advanced search feature, select Subject from the list of fields, then search the keyword "sources" as pictured below.