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Primary Sources

Help for finding primary source documents on the web and in Neumann Library

Find Primary Sources in OneSearch with Subject Terms

Include subject terms such as the following in your search:

anecdotes diaries pamphlets photography   portraits    speeches 
  correspondence    interviews    personal narratives    pictorial works  sources statistics

Sample search (use quotation marks for an "exact phrase" in simple search):
   "pictorial works" texas

Advanced Search

Sample advanced searches:

Shows subject search for vietnam war and diaries or personal narratives and another subject search for african-americans and texas and photography or pictorial works


Searching specifically for bibliographies also may be of help.

Shows subject search for muslim women and bibliography

Find Primary Sources in OneSearch with Relevant Filters

Another approach is to perform a simple search (e.g., mothers motherhood) and then select and assign potentially relevant filters such as:

  • Resource Type
    • images
    • research dataset
    • manuscript
    • newspaper articles
    • videos
    • patents
    • maps
    • archival materials
  • Location
    • UHCL Archives
    • UHCL TX Gov Documents
    • UHCL US Gov Documents
    • Anderson Special Collections (UH)
    • Anderson Map Collection (UH)

Get a Book from Another Library

 1. Sign in to OneSearch, and use Request under Get It if a UH library has a copy available.

         Shows request link

 2. Or submit a Book Request via ILLiad.

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