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ENG 111

Locating and Evaluating sources for scholarly research

Primary Sources

Primary sources are often used in historical research. Examples of primary sources include:

Diaries, Memoirs, and Autobiographies
Narratives

Speeches
Interviews and Oral history transcripts or tapes
Letters
Images

Newspaper/Magazine Articles (written at the time studied)
Artifacts
Government Information
Maps

Newspapers

Other Popular Databases

Sometimes it is easier to search one database at a time, to help you focus your results. These databases focus on a variety of subjects, so choose the one most relevant to your topic, or try the NC LIVE search box above to search over 30 databases at once. The databases below are not searched with the NC LIVE search box, so you will see different results. Your moodle username and password are required for off-campus use.