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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.
Selected Primary Sources
Girls like us : fighting for a world where girls are not for sale, an activist finds her calling and heals herself
Call Number: HQ281 .L57 2011
Hands on the freedom plow : personal accounts by women in SNCC
Call Number: E185.96 .H24 2010
African american women political activists
Major problems in American women's history : documents and essays
Call Number: HQ1410 .M34 2007
Pearls, politics, & power : how women can win and lead
Call Number: HQ1236.5.U6 K86 2008
U.N. Decade for Women : documents and dialogue
Call Number: HQ1154.F685 1987
Women together : a history in documents of the women's movement in the United States
Call Number: HQ1426.P34