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Finding Primary Sources

Where can I find primary sources? 

Original documents can be found in a variety of places, from library, archive, and museum collections, to government websites, online databases, newspapers, and even your family records. Depending on the subject focus and topic of your research, you might find relevant resources in Ryerson Library's online databases, physical collections on campus. local archives, or other online resources. 

Online Sources: Databases available through the Ryerson Library

The Ryerson Library has access to a variety of databases that provide online access to digitized primary sources related to many subjects.

Historical Newspapers

Government Documents

Collections Available at Ryerson University

Local archival collections

Online Collections

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