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Primary Sources: Primary Sources at the JKM

JKM Library's guide for finding primary soures

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Search the JKM Library Catalog

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

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Hint: Put in a keyword to get started. Then limit your results by format, owning institution, date, etc. by clicking the tabs on the left.

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

Ask an Archivist: Molly Tighe