Primary Sources

Database Full Text Coverage
all 1691-1912
  • Archives Unbound Authentication Required
    Archives Unbound includes topically-focused digital collections of primary source material.  These historical documents support research in history, political science, ethnic studies, and more.  Normandale Library has access to three collections: The American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism, The Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle, and “We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death”: Freedom Riders in the South, 1961.
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  • Salem History Authentication Required
    Salem History is an online database of full-text reference e-books and primary sources.  Included are sources on American history, world history, historical events and periods, biographies, and more.
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  • Digital Public Library of America
    The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is a freely available collection of digital resources from America’s libraries, archives, and museums. It includes written works to works of art and culture, records of America’s heritage, scientific resources. This is a great collection for primary and secondary sources. You may search for online resources by theme, location or era.
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  • Calisphere
    Calisphere is the University of California's gateway to a world of primary sources freely available online. Calisphere includes more than 200,000 digitized items that reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history, including JARDA: Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives.
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some 1850-
1877
some 1850-
1877
all 1800-
1969
  • Minnesota Reflections
    Minnesota Reflections, a product of the Minnesota Digital Library, contains more than 80,000 Images/library, maps, and documents from more than 125 of the state's cultural heritage organizations, offering resources on Minnesota history and geography.
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