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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  .