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Primary Sources for United States History

Find Primary Sources in Books

Tredway Library and I-Share have a large variety of books--both print and electronic--that you may wish to consult as primary sources. In OneSearch (below), begin at the Advanced Search screen and limit to "ALiCat only" (or "All I-Share libraries" to search across Illinois). 

  • Search by title to find a specific book whose title you know. Example:

  • Search by author to find a book by a prominent historical figure. Example:

  • To find an edited collection of primary sources on a historical topic, search the topic in one box (keep the topic broad!) and the word "sources" as a Subject in the other box. Example:

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