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Primary Sources

Primary Sources Collections by Type & Additional Tips

A primary source is any artifact, media, or text created at the time under study that could serve as original evidence for an event or topic. Primary sources vary by discipline, but this guide is intended for any researcher who needs to gather evidence about the past, across a variety of formats, geographical regions, and time periods.

Note: This guide is mostly composed of proprietary databases to which the library subscribes. Follow the link for Tips for Finding Primary Sources to develop strategies for finding sources beyond UTC Library resources. See the History Research Guide for the best resources for secondary sources.

If you need help using this guide or have any questions, stop by the Commons Desk on the second floor of the library, or visit our Research Help page for other ways to seek research assistance.

Digitized Archival Collections

Government Documents

Historical Printed Materials

Local History

Newspapers and Periodicals

Local/Regional Newspapers

National Newspapers

International Newspapers

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