This is the "Major and International" page of the " Primary Source Databases for Historical Research" guide.
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Primary Source Databases for Historical Research   Tags: history  

Last Updated: Apr 20, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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For further types of primary source material, see the complete History Research guide.

For text collections in other disciplines, go to Subject A - Z  on the library home page.


Four ways to find primary sources:

1. Start with what you already have: to uncover references to primary sources.

2. Use the library catalogue to find books and other materials.

3.  Use reliable online text collections, such as the ones in this research guide.

4.  Use one of the specialized libraries at U of T, such as the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, or one of our special collections.

Writing About History explains primary source research.

Major Collections

Online Primary Source Text Collections: Gender Focus

Oral History

Oral history may be in manuscript, print, microform, audio, or video format. It may be identified through a variety of tools throughout this guide, using relevant keywords.

For example, to find oral histories in the library catalogue, use keywords such as the following with your subject:

oral history

oral histories



You may then limit your results to 'online' or to a given 'format,' using the side menu. 


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