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HIST 301: The Historian's Craft

Use this guide to start locating primary and secondary source literature for your research papers.

The following are just a few of the primary-source databases available to the William and Mary community. To see more, select from the Library Databases list on the W&M Libraries' homepage.

Historic Newspapers & Periodicals

W&M Libraries provides access to numerous historical newspapers. A complete list of all newspapers is available through our database page when you use the 'Newspaper' type limit. Listed below are some of the best starting points for most topics in this course.

Broadsides, Manuscripts & Ephemera

Personal Narratives & Oral Histories

Government Documents