Using the Web for finding primary sources. The free web is one of the richest sources of primary source material but it requires the user to carefully evaluate what they find.
Google - some tips
When searching in the Library Catalog do an Boolean search and add the word “sources” to your search. Example:
sigmund freud and sources
Other keywords to try: sources, diaries, personal narratives, interviews, letters
Worldcat.org is like the Amazon.com of the library world. It includes the holdings of over 17,000 libraries all over the world. It is the best place to go to find hard to find books and archival materials.
Using Library Databases
Library databases include subscription content that is not freely available on the web.
Some Recommended Databases