Answered By: Rebecca Sedam
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2016     Views: 57

Oakton Library's online catalog is useful for identifying primary source material. Try combining the subheadings in the list below with other search terms:
  • correspondence
  • interviews
  • sources
  • diaries
  • personal narratives
  • pamphlets
  • oral history
  • maps
  • speeches, addresses, etc.

For example:

African Americans - Sources
Soldiers - Personal narratives
United States - History - Sources

Searching for primary sources

For more tips on finding primary sources, see the following Oakton Library Research Guides: