Digitized primary source collections are scattered all over the Internet so there is no one way of finding materials. You will find in this section some tips to focus your search to find materials in online primary source collections. Use any search engine to search by topic, author/organization or date.
Find primary source by topic.
Search terms to use should include words that identify materials as primary source:
- Personal narratives
Example: Women apartheid South Africa personal narratives
Find primary source by author/organization
Search terms should include name of organization that curated the collection
Example: President William Tubman personal correspondence Indiana University
Find primary source by date
Add date to search terms
Example: Aba women's riots 1929