How do I search for primary sources?


primary source is a document or record containing firsthand information or original data on a topic. For more information on what constitutes a primary source, please see our guide here.  

1.  Morehead State University preserves institutional memory and serves historians with its library's special collections.

The library at MSU is actively digitizing much of the content of its special collections and making it available via:


2.  You can also narrow down our databases by those that contain primary sources.  Go to the Databases A to Z tab.  Then, open the "All Database Types" drop-down menu.  Choose "Primary Sources."  Or click here

3.  Also remember to search news resources for first-hand accounts of current events here.  

  • Last Updated Apr 06, 2023
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  • Answered By Lucinda Ward

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