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Primary Sources: Primary Sources at the JKM

JKM Library's guide for finding primary soures

Search the JKM Library Catalog

To find a book held by the JKM Library, search the online catalog:

Primary Source Examples in JKM Collections

Search DPLA

The Digital Public Library of America collaborates with a national network of partners to make materials from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions across the country available in one location.

Explore DPLA through a keyword search:

Finding Primary Sources in the JKM Resources

When searching the library catalog, databases, journals, or the archives and special collections materials, try using these keywords in your search to locate primary sources. Use the Advanced Search to combine subject headings associated with primary sources and keywords on your topic, such as:

  • Sources
  • Diaries
  • Pamphlets
  • Correspondence
  • Interviews
  • Personal narratives
  • Early works 
  • Archives
  • Description and travel
  • Facsimilies
  • Pictorial works
  • Manuscript
  • Photographs
  • Oral-history
  • Census

Find Primary Sources in JKM Databases

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