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Primary Sources: A Research Guide for Students

A research guide to help students locate primary sources in the library's databases and beyond.

Library Databases

Below you will find a list of our library's subscription-based (paid for) databases that provide access to primary sources such as newspaper articles, autobiographies, correspondence, legal documents, and more. *Please note that you will be required to login with your LSC-CyFair Library barcode number (located on the back of your student ID) or with your Lone Star username and password.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers
LSC-CyFair Users
Full-text digital pages of seventeen American newspapers dating back to the 18th century. Video tutorial coming soon!

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture and Law
LSC-CyFair Users
Legal materials (court cases, trials, statutes, etc.) with books, sermons, slave narratives, speeches, periodicals, pamphlets from the 18th-20th centuries. View a brief overview and search tutorial of this database in the video below. 


Websites with Primary Sources

Popular Digital Collections