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Irish Studies: Find Primary Sources

A guide to information resources for Irish Studies!

Find Period Magazine and Newspaper Articles

The digital collections and indexes listed below can help you locate period magazine, journal and newspaper articles published in Ireland and Great Britain from the 18th through the 21st centuries.

Find Period Books

Search these sources for digitized versions of period books and pamphlets:

Finding Primary Source Books

Search LibrarySearch to find primary sources in books and ebooks.   When searching the catalog, you will want to use specific subject headings in your searches to single out the primary source materials.  These subject headings are specialized "tag" added to the records to books by catalog librarians to provide accurate descriptions of books.  Using the following subject headings in your search will help you find the source material you seek:

  • correspondence
  • literary collections 
  • personal narratives
  • pictorial works 
  • songs and music
  • sources
  • diary or diaries