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HIST 2210: North American Indigenous Peoples

This guide is intended as a point to departure for research in history. You will find search strategies and writing resources to help guide you through your HIST 2210 writing project.

What is a Primary Source?

Primary sources are items that are directly associated with their producer or user and the period in which they are created.  They reflect the authority and perspective of someone who directly experiences what they are detailing. 

Primary sources can be found in:

  • Collections housed in libraries or archives
  • Digital format through online databases
  • Freely available collections on the Internet
  • Published in books and microforms

Primary Source Databases

Digital Repositories for Primary Sources