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History: US History

What are primary sources?

Primary sources are first-hand sources created at the time of a particular event or period.

US and Colonial History

This history guide provides access to resources available for research in United States and Colonial history. The page includes links to article and primary source databases available to the NU community and to recommended websites that provide primary source materials in a wide range of US and Colonial history topics.

Please select the type materials you are seeking from the dropdown listing under the US History tab.

If you need additional research assistance, please contact the reference desk, either in person or at (617)373-2356, or schedule an appointment with Jamie Dendy, the history librarian.