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HIST 309 History of Urban Latin America: Find Primary Sources

Find Primary Sources in Books

Search LibrarySearch to find primary sources in books and ebooks.   When searching, you will want to use specific keywords in your searches to single out the primary source materials.  Many of these keywords in the list below are commonly used in the subject headings -- the specialized "tags" added to the records describing books.  Others words on this list are commonly used in the titles to indicate that the book is a collection of primary sources.   

correspondence        personal narratives
documents pictorial works 
diary or diaries songs and music
sources journals
reader documentary history


Primary sources in books/ebooks can also be identified by searching for works by a specific author.  For example :

Author :  Che Guevara

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