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Career & College Promise/ Early College

Primary Vs. Secondary Sources

Where to Look for Primary Sources: 

Library Databases

ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography


Oral history interviews, birth and death records, ship logs, and cemetery records.

History Study Center

A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.


Information about the state, its history, people, government, and educational institutions.

North American Women's Letters and Diaries

Women's writings from the Colonial period to 1950. Includes writings by Abigail Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Dorothea L. Dix, Julia Ward Howe, and more.

Sanborn Maps North Carolina

Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970, provides access to large-scale maps of North Carolina towns and cities.

On the Web

Smithsonian Institution Archives

National Archives

National Institutes of Health Library