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U.S. History Research Guide


Maple Leaf Rag, sheet music composed by Scott Joplin, 1911. From Library of Congress.

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Citation Resources

Please refer to the Shatford Library Citation Guides for proper MLA citation style. Purdue OWL explains how to cite primary sources from an online archive.

Understanding Primary Sources

Databases with Primary Sources

Please refer to our Primary Source Research Guide for more information on how to identify primary sources. This also tells you where to find recommended Shatford Library databases that offer primary sources, in addition to external websites with primary source content.

You can also access our complete database list and limit to databases that offer primary sources.