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What are these sources?

Primary sources are original materials from the time period involved, unfiltered by interpretation or evaluation. The sites and resources listed on this page gather together collections of these sources.

Many other primary sources can be located on the Web. It's best to look for large collections of the period, place, and/or broad topic, combining those terms with words such as "database", "archive", "searchable", "digital", or "online". Further tips for using primary sources one the Web can be found here.

Useful Subject Headings for Finding Primary Sources

The following subject headings, in combination with other words relevant to your topic, are useful for finding primary sources in the library catalog:

  • correspondence
  • sources
  • pamphlets
  • diaries
  • early works to 1800
  • personal narratives
  • interviews
  • speeches

Primary Source Online Collections at Rollins

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Newspaper & Magazine Archives available via Rollins

World History Primary Sources on the Web

U.S. History Primary Sources on the Web

Portals to Online Newspaper Archives

Primary Sources in the Olin Print Collection

Florida and Central Florida History

Women's History

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