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Primary Sources

Primary Source Keywords

You can use the following keywords, in combination with topic keywords or names, when searching for primary sources in the library catalog:

  • documentary history
  • memoirs
  • autobiography
  • diaries
  • letters
  • pamphlets
  • ephemera
  • speeches
  • eyewitness
  • correspondence
  • interviews
  • personal narratives

Video: Finding Primary Sources in the catalog

Find Books: Search the catalog and watch how-to videos

Search LINUS, the library catalog

To find books, eBooks, videos and other materials that LMU owns or has on reserve.


How to: Searching the Linus Catalog Video

How to: Locating Books in the Library

Not in LINUS or LINK+? Fill out a book request form in ILLIAD* and have it delivered to LMU.

*Please note it can take up to three weeks for a book requested through ILLiad to arrive at LMU.