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Primary vs Secondary Sources: American History Sources

Historical Databases

You can find these secondary sources through the HCC library.  If you're off campus, you will need to sign in using your w# and password.

Note: Some of these databases have collected primary sources - primarily the Gale and MAS databases.


Biography Databases

History Databases


Online Collections of Primary Sources

American Government & Presidential Documents

Oral Histories

Oral Histories are a recording containing information about the past obtained from in-depth interviews concerning personal experiences, recollections, and reflections and are considered primary sources.

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