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Extended Essay: Find Primary Sources

A guide to the research and writing process required for students completing the IB Extended Essay.

"I need primary sources."

WSA Library's Primary Sources guide can help with finding the primary sources you need for your research, evaluating those sources, and citing them in your paper's bibliography.

Pages in the guide have links to websites with primary sources on specific topics or periods in history:

Washington State and Pacific Northwest history
American History
World History

You can also check these WSA databases for primary sources:

Search WebPath Express

Search over 100,000 relevant, accurate, and up-to-date websites.  Narrow results by:
     Source Type (dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, magazine, news, primary source)
     Format (media types such as eBook, interactive, music, video, animation, audio, image)
     Language (English, French, Spanish, Chinese, and many others)
     Domain (.gov, .com. .ca, .ru, etc.)


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