- Think of "keywords" that directly correspond with primary sources:
- Think of "keywords" for your historical era or event:
e.g. "Civil War," "Prohibition," "Cold War"
Choose your search location:
- Do a search or two in the Library’s Online Catalog putting together your keyword for sources (see #1 above) with your keyword for your era (see #2 above). For any entries found, notice what is listed as the official library "subject heading" for your historical era. Repeat your search using that subject heading and your primary source keyword.
- Go the The Library of Congress' primary source materials by using Google to find "Library of Congress Primary Sources." You should get a hit on American Memory. You can also go directly to Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.
- From the Poudre River Public Library District's home page:
- Click on "Research and Information." Then click on Web Links," where you will find an entry for "Primary Sources."
- Under "eResources" choose one of the JSTOR databases. There are articles in JSTOR which go back over a hundred years.
- If your topic is after 1934, choose Academic Search Premier under "eResources." Use your keywords from above & restrict your search to the magazine "Vital Speeches."