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History of the Book: Finding primary sources

Finding primary sources at NYU and elsewhere

For a very thorough introduction to primary sources with an archival focus, see the Primary Sources research guide, as well as the "Using Archives and Manuscripts" section of this guide. Note that in the field of book history, a book (or periodical publication, or online source) can be both a primary and a secondary source, depending on your research focus.

Full-text databases for historic books and periodicals