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Lehigh University Libraries - Library Guides


This guide will direct you to useful research sources and tools for Historical Research

Primary Sources Databases

Finding Primary Sources in the popular literature of the day: You may be able to find articles, speeches, and personal accounts that qualify as primary sources in the magazines, newspapers and popular literature of the day. Lehigh's library also makes available a significant number of online sources that provide the searchable full text of historic materials and publications. These resources are for use by the Lehigh Community only. Be sure to look at the Newspaper tab in this guide for other resources.

U.S. Government Reports as Primary Sources

Archives and Manuscript Collections

Featured Resources

Primary Sources on the Web

Libraries, Archives, Museums and other institutions are digitizing enormous amounts of primary source materials from their collections and making them freely available on the internet. It is always useful to conduct a web search, using Google or other search tools to locate primary sources.