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HE360 American Documentary Theater

This guide was created for students HE360 - American Documentary Theater. Use the blue tabs on the left to find information from Nimitz Library and beyond.

Locating Primary Sources

Primary sources can be incredibly valuable to your research.  However, they can also be incredibly hard to find.  This guide provides a starting point for finding primary sources related to a variety of topics from a variety of time periods.  This guide is not exhaustive and simply provides a few suggested starting points.  


  • Contact the English Librarian, Catherine Johnson (use contact information at right)
  • Visit the Nimitz Library Reference Desk, Nimitz Library first floor
  • Call the Nimitz Library Reference Desk, 410-293-2420
  • Use the box at the bottom right of this page to chat with a librarian or submit your question and a librarian will respond ASAP

Quick Start

If you're not sure where to start, take a look in Nimitz Search.  It searches through  material we have access to in the library as well as many of our online subscriptions.  To locate primary sources using Nimitz Search enter keywords related to your topic and, after getting your search results, use the sliding bar on the left to specify the time of your event.  This will limit your results to items published at the time of your event.



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Maria Koshute
English Librarian
Nimitz Library
Reference Dept. Office #210

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