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This guide was created to help LMU students find and evaluate primary source materials. If you would like personal assistance in evaluating, finding, or citing primary and secondary sources, please contact us using the Help page.


How to use this guide: the first section, What Is a Primary Source, addresses key questions related to primary sources. After reading this introduction, try to answer the questions posed about the source you need in the next section entitled How Do I Find Primary Sources. This will help you develop a search strategy. Then, to see what primary source databases the library has, use the Search Primary Source Collections at LMU section and use the search terms you have developed.

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