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The City Research Guide

Finding Primary Sources

Many of the databases you have access to through the library have primary sources about your topics. In addition, you might want to use Google to search for additional sources.

Below are some general websites with sources as well as some Google search tips.

What is a Primary Source?

Where to Find Primary Sources

Search Strategies to Find Primary Sources

If searching Google for primary sources, try the following strategies.

This strategy tells Google to search the World Digital Library website for sources about Istanbul.

Athens primary sources site:gr
This strategy tells Google to search the Greek websites (site:gr) for primary sources about Athens.


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