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Organizations & Websites
Research institutes and historical societies can often help identify primary sources.
What is a primary source?
Primary sources are original materials or artifacts created during the time period under study. Different disciplines may have varied defintions of primary sources.
To find primary sources in the Cheng Library Online Catalog, consider using the following terms in combination with your topic
- Letters or correspondence
- Personal Narratives
- Documents or documentary
Many archives and special collections offer online access to selected primary sources. Other types of primary sources include news articles from a specific time period, journal articles presenting original research, recordings.
Here's a link from the University of Notre Dame to a select list of francophone authors. Consult the Literature Resource Center for more authors.
Crossing the Mangrove by
Call Number: PQ3949.2.C65 T7313 1995
Return to My Native Land by
Call Number: PQ2605.E74C313 1969a
Call Number: PQ3949.2 .C45 .T4913 1997
Tribal Scars & Other Stories by
Call Number: PQ3989.S46 V613 1987
Women of Algiers in their Aoartment by
Call Number: PQ3989.2.D57 F413 1992