Does the library have access to primary sources?


Depending on your research area, the type of primary documents you might need will vary. For individuals looking for primary research articles related to the sciences, social sciences, and health-related fields, these can be found in many of our online databases. Just read the descriptions to see what the database contains.

For individuals looking for historic primary documents, we have access to The New York Times historical database for newspaper articles. We also have American History in Video, a database that contains historic newsreels.

Our Special Collections and Archive contains primary documents and other historic sources. Its primary focus is on the Civil War and Shenandoah Valley History.

Also, some university libraries and other archives have digitized their collections and made them freely available on the web.

You can contact our Special Collections librarian ( for more information on our collection, or you can email for more help finding primary sources.

See our guide about primary sources at the link below:

  • Last Updated Jun 30, 2021
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  • Answered By Taylor Baugher

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