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History, United States and Canada

Full-text Online Collections: Canada

Full-text collections include complete texts from a particular literary genre, time period, or covering a particular subject. For more online collections for particular subjects, see Resources by Topic.

Full-text Online Collections: United States

Full-text collections include complete texts from a particular literary genre, time period, or covering a particular subject. For more online collections for particular subjects, see Resources by Topic.

Two good places to start are

The Colonial Period and the Early Republic

The Nineteenth Century

The Twentieth Century

Topical

Full-text Online Collections: General (Canada & US)

Full-text collections include complete texts from a particular literary genre, time period, or covering a particular subject. For more online collections for particular subjects, see Resources by Topic.

Historical Newspapers

See also the Journalism and Newspapers guides. 

Canada

United States

Image and Multimedia Collections

These resources aid in locating images, films, oral histories, and records of artistic or musical performances. See the Art, Art History, and Design LibGuide for more information on locating images, including of works of art.

General

Audio (Oral Histories and Music)

Photographs and Prints

Video

State Papers

Canada

United States

Presidents' Papers and Transcripts
Colonial America and the Early Republic
The Long Nineteenth Century
The Twentieth Century

Law

Literature

Periodical Literature

Maps

Archival Collections

Primary sources can be found as part of physical (as opposed to digital) collections. They are often stored in archives, which can be stand-alone institutions or parts of libraries or museums.
See the Archives and Archival Resources guide for information on how to search for archival collections and use them effectively (including things to consider before you go). 

Places to look for archival collections

Canada
United States
General

Archives on Campus

Nearby Archives

South Bend
Indianapolis
Chicagoland (and a bit beyond)