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Online Primary Sources

Online Primary Sources

This guide provides subject listings of online primary sources available through the WSU Libraries. Most of these are commercially-produced, licensed collections. For locally-produced primary sources, see SOAR (Shocker Open Access Repository) and Special Collections and University Archives.

Many video and audio recordings are also considered primary sources, e.g. interviews, newsreels, etc. For a subject listing of the library's online video and audio collections, go to and select the third tab at the top.

Depending on content, each subject listing on the left in this guide may include sources in one or more of the categories listed below. Be sure to scroll down each subject page to see all of the links for that particular subject!

    Archival Sources                   

Image result for american state papers    Government Documents

Image result for early english books online images    Historical Books

Image result for chicago defender images    Historical Newspapers and/or Periodicals

Image result for human rights studies online    Multimedia

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