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Use the Beeghly Library (OPAL) Catalog to search for primary-source collections in our library, including ebooks.
For a broader search with more results, use the OhioLINK catalog.
Finding primary sources in the library catalog becomes a lot easier when you know the words used to describe them.
Many books with primary sources indicate that in their Subject tags, using certain set terms like "sources" or "diaries." You can limit your results to only records with these terms in the subject by adding them on a seperate line and changing that line's field to Subject (see the example below) or by putting the words inside parenthesis that has "d:" in front of it. Ex. d:(diaries)
Some common subject terms for primary sources are:
Author Search retrieves any works written by a specific person. Helpful with some primary source searches since you will get results written by Frederick Douglass rather than about him, for example.
Enter names as Last Name, First Name