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View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

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African American Studies

Resources for research in African American history and studies.

Finding Primary Sources

Finding primary sources can be tricky.  There are basically five different ways to do it.

1.  Search a primary source database

2.  Use library catalogs to find primary sources published in books. 

3.  Use the bibliographies of secondary sources.

4.  Search for manuscript and archival materials.  

5.  Search an index (not full-text, but sometimes the best for the topic). 

Primary Source Databases

Try the database that best fits the time period and subject of your research. Not sure where to start? Ask!

Digitized Newspapers

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