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HIST 388 1003, Great Personalities: Abraham Lincoln (Green): Primary source databases

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Planning your research

Advice on planning a research project and finding and using primary and secondary sources.

The Americas, Primary Source Collections, 1801-1900

Collections of several types of primary sources curated around a topic or theme.


Gender and Politics

Travel and Migration

Trade, Consumer and Popular Culture

Science & Technology


The full text of letters and diary entries, often from works that have been previously published as books containing collections of letters or diaries. Use the Browse indexes to find works about specific historical or life events.

Search for articles published in popular magazines and journals from different times in history.

Digitized collections of books published during different time periods.

Official government publications, including laws, treaties, and records of legislative proceedings.

United States

Digitized photos and art images.

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