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HIST 3301: History of Texas

Reference Books/eBooks

Books & eBooks

Finding Primary Sources

Primary sources are original documents that were created at the time of the event by witnesses or people involved in the event.

When searching for primary sources, look for sources that are:

  • autobiographies
  • diaries
  • government documents
  • letters
  • newspaper articles (from the time of the event)
  • oral histories
  • photographs
  • speeches


Search RamCat for books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos, maps, government documents, and more.


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