Answered By: Brad Wiles
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2017     Views: 4783

The answer really depends on what you are looking for...there are many different kinds of primary sources, and they can be found in many of our library's databases.  So, first be sure that you understand what sets primary sources apart from secondary and tertiary sources.


Once you've done that, think about the kind of primary source that you need for your research project (a speech, letter, interview, etc.?).  
 

Then try these options:

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EBSCOhost publication and document type options
 

  • Search the library's ProQuest databases:   Look for the Advanced Search (Lock icon.  This is a subscription resource; log in with your APUS credentials.) link, then scroll down to find the Document Type option, much like the one in EBSCO.   Use it to target specific types of primary sources, like interviews or speeches.   Click image to view larger:

Document type options in ProQuest
 

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