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How do I find primary sources?

Brief overview of finding primary sources at the University of Chicago

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Finding Articles with Library Resources

The library has many resources for finding primary source articles including: 

To find articles in a specific newspaper or magazine, search the library catalog. If you have trouble locating a certain resource, or article, please ask a librarian.

Other Ways to Find Articles

  1. Search the library catalog or database finder
  2. Search or browse the Center for Research Libraries online catalog.
  3. Browse a list of international digital newspaper projects maintained by the ICON project at the Center for Research Libraries.
  4. Check the 'freely available' resources on UIUC's Guide to Historical Newspapers Online
  5. Visit Wikipedia's list of "Online Newspaper Archives"
  6. Consult Penn's collection of freely accessible serials.

Major Digital Newspaper Collections

These brief selection of themed digital collections offer full-text keyword searching and broad geographical coverage.

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