Library of Congress Subject Headings are also quite useful for discovering primary sources. The following subheadings usually are added to indicate that the material is a primary source: sources, personal narratives, correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, "early works to 1800" or notebooks. Once you've discovered the subject heading for secondary sources, try adding one of the primary source subheadings to see what you find. Here's an example:
Secondary source subject heading: United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
Primary source subject heading: United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Sources
The Archives & Special Collections collects, preserves, and makes available primary source material for the research and teaching use of our students, faculty, and staff. In addition to documenting life at the University, the collections represent regional, national and international issues.
If you would like assistance researching primary sources in A&SC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Archives & Special Collections is located on the second floor of the Collins Memorial Library.
We look forward to assisting you!