Primary Source Documents

What are Primary Sources?

Primary sources are original records that were written or created during the time under study. They can include: diaries, speeches, interviews, memoirs, manuscripts, letters, interviews, news film footage, autobiographies, official records, documents created by government agencies, new research data, maps, objects, and artifacts.

Primary Sources Available Through Pioneer

Academic Search Premier Academic Search Premier
Find journals, magazines, newspapers, reports & books on a wide variety of topics.
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HeritageQuest Online HeritageQuest Online - Library Card Required
Primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids for genealogical research.
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Kids Search Kids Search (Grades K-8)
Magazines, newspapers, books, encyclopedias, animals, biographies, transcripts, country/state reports, primary source, & photos.
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MAS Ultra - School Edition MAS Ultra - School Edition
Full text magazines, biographies & primary source documents. Plus, reference books, encyclopedia entries, photos, maps & flags.
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MasterFile Premier MasterFile Premier
Full text multidisciplinary general reference publications.
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Middle Search Plus Middle Search Plus
Full-text magazines, biographies and historical essays. Plus primary source documents, reference books, photos, maps and flags.
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EBSCOhost Military & Government Collection
Full text military and government periodicals, academic journals, books, and primary source documents.
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Primary Search Primary Search
Full-text magazines for elementary school research. Plus encyclopedia, dictionary, photos, maps and flags.
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Student Research Center Student Research Center (Grades 6-12)
Magazines, newspapers, books, encyclopedias, biographies, transcripts, country/state reports, primary source, photos, maps & flags.
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Utah Government Publications Online Utah Government Publications Online
Utah state, local & federal reports, books, statistics, newsletters, budgets, & other primary source documents.
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