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HIST 90: The Wild Wild West: Home

Primary and secondary sources available through the Lehigh Libraries

ASA - The Library Catalog

Interlibrary Loan

Need to request a copy of a book that's not available at Lehigh? Use Interlibrary Loan to have books sent here. You will get an email when your book is ready for pickup.

U.S. Government Reports as Primary Sources

What is a primary source?

A primary source are sources that were created during the time period a researcher is studying, and provide firsthand evidence about a person, event, work of art, or object. This can include:

  • letters or other forms of direct communication
  • creative writing such as novels, poems, or plays
  • speeches
  • newspapers
  • works of art, photographs, and music recordings
  • eyewitness accounts
  • interviews
  • maps

 

Primary Sources Databases

Historic magazines, newspapers, and other published content:

Magazines and periodicals:

Newspapers: