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A research guide to find scholarly articles, primary material, books and resources related to the History program

What are Primary and Secondary Sources?

The library has access to many repositories that focus on primary source materials that relate to your program dating back to early history and running up until the present. On this page you will find a list of some of our recommended resources as well as a helpful video describing what primary sources can include. You can check out this link to find a larger list of databases that include primary source documents. Depending on your research topic Special Collections and Archives here at Brock might be a great resource to explore as well. 

Primary sources in books

Many primary sources have been gathered and published in books.

To find these, search in OMNI for your topic and one or more of the following search terms:

  • personal narratives
  • sources
  • diaries
  • letters
  • correspondence
  • interviews

Omni Search for primary sources

See the results of this search and try it with your own search terms.


20th Century

19th Century

18th Century

17th Century

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