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Finding Primary Sources in 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 documents


Find Primary Source Books in Databases

The UST libraries subscribe to various databases which provide online access to primary source books.