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Primary sources are documents that were created at the time of an event.
Look for sources published, written, or spoken during the time period you are researching, such as:
Secondary sources are are any documents that analyze an historical event or person. These will be most of your typical sources like books and articles.
Find scholarly/peer-reviewed articles, magazine articles, newspaper articles, biographies, primary sources and more in these databases. For a full list of all the historical databases, click here.
EBSCO Discovery Service is a tool that allows you to search a large portion of the Library's collection using a single search box. Your search will return articles from our databases, access to ebooks, streaming videos and information on print books at both the Bethlehem and Monroe Libraries.
Use the following databases to find general and background information on your topic.
Search for scholarly/peer-reviewed articles on your topic, as well as newspaper, magazine, and trade articles.
Find full videos or segments on your topic.