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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 Data with Library Resources

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

Below is a brief web tutorial detailing how to find data in the library. If you have trouble locating a certain resource or dataset please ask a librarian.

Major Dataset Collections

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Open Access Data

Open access data is freely accessible, publicly searchable research data. The OA movement is motivated by the problems of social inequality caused by restricting access to academic research, which favor large and wealthy institutions with the financial means to purchase access to many journals, as well as the economic challenges and perceived unsustainable nature of academic publishing.

Browse open access data repositories by subject in the Open Access Directory