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Indiana Historical Bureau

IHB > Historical Markers > Finding and Using Primary Sources Finding and Using Primary Sources

 

This page is intended for educators, applicants for an Indiana State Historical Marker, and anyone interested in doing historical research.  Below are links that will assist researchers in evaluating, locating, and using primary source documents.

 

 

Finding and Using Primary Sources

 

American Library Association’s guide to finding and using primary sources on the web 

 

Prof. William Cronon’s guide to finding history research materials  

 

 

Evaluating Sources

 

Getting Started with Primary Sources from the National Archives

 

How to distinguish between primary and secondary sources from the University of California 

 

What is a Primary Source from Princeton University

 

 

Finding Reputable Secondary Sources

 

Finding Dulcinea Project offers links to reputable websites for secondary interpretation  .