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Resource Guide:
Finding Primary Sources

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Journal
  • Artifacts
  • Diary
  • Memorabilia
  • Letters
  • Photograph
  • Archive
  • Oral history
  • Manuscript
  • Memoir
  • Map (or historical map)
  • Autobiography
  • Government documents
  • Realia (functional objects used by people. Ex. tools, board games, textiles, etc.)

Selected Research Databases

Large Collections

Government Documents and Archives

Civil Rights

Pioneer/Westward Migration

War/Military

Depression

American Revolution/Founding Fathers

Maps

Photographs

Regions

Newspapers

Other