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Linden Hall Library: Primary Sources

What is a Primary Source?

A primary source is a source of information that was created at the time under study, and can be an:

  • artifact
  • autobiography
  • diary
  • film
  • historical document
  • image
  • interview
  • letter
  • manuscript
  • map
  • newspaper article
  • recording
  • work or art

Where can I locate Primary Sources?

  • Linden Hall Library Databases (look at the suggested databases linked on the research guide for your project)
  • Books in the Library Catalog (use the search term "primary source")
  • Search sources listed on this research guide

How To Access Databases From Off Campus

Search Your Linden Hall Email for "Library Database Logins & Information" 

Some databases require you to log in with your Pennsylvania public library card number. If you do not have a card, please sign up for a free Power Library ecard (link below) for off-campus access to PA Power Library Databases including Kids InfoBits, Gale Virtual Reference Library, Contemporary Authors, Science Reference Center and more!

Databases With Primary Sources

England / United Kingdom Websites With Primary Sources