How to Search for Primary Sources:
1. Primary Resources - Click to view a guide to primary sources.
2. Primary sources include diaries, letters, official documents, interviews, newspaper articles and magazine articles of the time period, etc. Ask at the Research Desk for help in identifying ways to search for these.
For example, many primary source materials might have been published as collections of letters (or "correspondence"), diaries, autobiographies, etc.
To search Swem Library's catalog or other catalogs and databases for these types of primary source materials, try search strategies such as these:
A. (diaries or letters or correspondence or journals or interviews) and women
B. women and autobiography
Primary Source Resources available via the Web: Just a Few
American Memory (Women) - Library of Congress
OAIster - University of Michigan's union catalog of digital archives.