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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.

Primary sources can be found online, reproduced in printed books, or in archives of original documents!

US and Colonial History

These pages include links to article/secondary and primary source databases available to the NU community and open source and publicly available websites in a wide range of US and Colonial history topics.  

Please what you need by selecting one of the tabs above, or dropdown under US History.

Historical resources are vast and varied, and this guide only gives a sampling.  If you need specialized research assistance, please contact the reference desk, either in person or at (617)373-2356, or schedule an appointment with Karen Merguerian, History Librarian