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Advice on Searching for Primary Sources
You will get limited results if you try to search for "primary sources" in library databases since the Library of Congress does not use that subject heading. Try searching these subject headings instead:
You will get limited results searching for the word "autobiography" since the Library of Congress does not use that subject heading. Try searching for "biography" but then look to make sure that the author is also listed as a subject. That is your clue that the person is writing about him or herself, and that is a primary source.
In all three of these databases, the "GET IT" button will enable you to request the book from another library if Geneseo does not have it.
Early English Books Online This link opens in a new window WorldCat Local This link opens in a new window
WorldCat Local provides Web access to WorldCat.org and GLOCAT as well as other databases including ArticleFirst, GPO, Medline, ERIC, GeoRef, MLA
HathiTrust Digital Library This link opens in a new window
HathiTrust is a massive full-text digital library comprising more than 10 million volumes contributed by more than 60 major research institutions and libraries.