Search the library catalogs: OskiCat or MELVYL (about) by keywords or official subject headings. To find official subject headings:
- Search by keywords, display the long form of the record for an appropriate item, and then click on one of the subject headings that are listed
- Ask at a library reference desk for assistance
- Look for the five red volumes of the Library of Congress Subject Headings, located near most library reference desks
You may also pair an appropriate subject heading with additional subject terms that identify materials as primary sources. Some of these terms are:
- early works to 1800
- personal narratives
Note: these subject terms will not retrieve all possible primary sources but they are a good way to start.
- vietnamese conflict 1961-1975 personal narratives
- student movements japan history sources
- france revolution correspondence
Search article databases by keywords, or official subject terms/descriptors.