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Health Humanities

A guide to assist you in researching health humanities topics.

Primary Sources Online

You can find primary sources anywhere, but the type of primary source you are interested in (ex: creative works, historical perspectives, film archives, etc.) will help you start your search. For example, if you are interested in creative works and films try the Library Catalog. If you are looking for original research, try our databases. Many online tools exist to make it easier to locate and access these types of materials.

What is a Primary Source?

In scholarship, a document or record containing first hand information or original data on a topic, used in preparing a derivative work.

From ODLIS

Examples of primary sources include: poetry, novels, short stories, articles reporting original research, letters, photographs, paintings, songs, newspaper clippings, sheet music, songs, and more.

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