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Primary sources are the raw materials of history, providing a window into the past and unfiltered access to the historical record. They are the first-hand accounts, in a range of formats, which were produced by people who lived during that period. In an archive of primary source materials, you’ll find a record of the cultural, social, economic, political, and scientific inquiries of the time.
To read more about Primary Sources, check out our Primary Sources subject guide!
Here is a copy of the slides used in the library session.
The Northwest Digital Archives (NWDA) is a searchable database of archives in the northwest. Some materials are digitized. Most results will be finding aids, that is, detailed descriptions of the collections held by the archives.
Search by subject, by the type of material you're looking for, or by the "repository" or institution you want to visit.
Browse these biographical encyclopedias & dictionaries:
Go here for more titles specific to History of Science or browse the Q140 section of the library.
Browse these pages and try these ideas:
Use 1Search to find books located at OSU Libraries. While OSU is under remote instruction, OSU Libraries is purchasing and borrowing books as we can.
Home delivery of print books, while OSU is teaching remotely for all campus courses. Yes, this means mailing of print books (when available and when we can't get as an ebook) to your home.
Tip! Use the date limits in 1Search and elsewhere to see if there are materials published during the time your are studying.
Google Books: Use the advanced search and limit by publication date, full view, and public domain to find primary sources.