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Finding Primary Sources @ Pitt: Primary Sources Online

Learn to distinguish between primary and secondary sources; learn strategies for finding primary sources.

Library Databases

Search the University Library System's many online databases to find primary source materials on your topic, including:

ULS Digital Collections

Easily access the unique objects digitized by Pitt's University Library System via the ULS Digital Collections website.

Free Online Collections

Archives, libraries, and museums continue to digitize and transcribe their collections of primary source materials and make them freely accessible online. Surrogates of original primary source materials may be considered equal substitutes for the originals; however, it is best to always evaluate a reproduction for credibility. See Lafayette College Library's guide on evaluating primary sources.

Among the many primary source collections now available online are: