Finding Primary & Secondary Sources: Finding Primary & Secondary Sources by Subject
Use this guide to better understand the difference between a primary and secondary source and to locate sources for your subject.
Finding Primary and Secondary Sources by Subject
|Search for PRIMARY Sources by Subject|
- African American & Diaspora Studies - Journals, historic newspapers, poetry, images and more.
- Diversity in Education - Primary sources for African-Americans, American-Indians, Latinos & women's rights issues.
- Drug Literature Evaluation - Primary source (clinical trials, experiments, scientific discoveries) and secondary sources (reviews and interpretations of primary sources) from PubMed and Cochrane Library.
- History - Primary sources for United States History, Civil War, U.S. West History, European, Middle Eastern & East Asian history.
- Literature - Links to original works on Project Gutenberg, Early English Books Online (EEBO), American Poets, British Periodicals and more...
- Native American Indian Studies - Digital collections containing narratives, letters, treaties, census rolls etc.and also more government information on paper & Microfilm.
- Political Science & Global Studies - Links to Resources such as news articles, TV/radio broadcast transcripts, and government documents.
- Life Sciences - Primary source documents in the Sciences (biology, ecology, chemistry) focus on original research, ideas, or findings published in academic journals. These articles mark the first publication of such research; and they detail the researcher’s methodology and results. Plant or mineral samples and other artifacts are primary sources as well.
- Engineering - design notes, patents, conference proceedings, technical reports, and field surveys.
- Women & Gender-studies - Links to primary sources such as letters & diaries about women's rights and gender issues.