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History / Primary Sources / Research Guide: Using Research Databases for Primary Source Research

A guide to help SAES students with primary source research using both public and SAES resources

Global Issues in Context

Try Global Issues In Context! Remember that you may need to log in (see the first page of this Research Guide for instructions).

  1. Use your search term
  2. If there are primary sources, it will be listed in the right side bar as one of the options
  3. Click Primary Sources

Remember to try different search terms to see what give you the best results. You can also use the "topic finder" on the right side bar to refine your search.


One Search

Try the new One Search box, which will search across all our databases!

  1. Begin by searching on your term. 
  2. Next use the side bar on the results
  3. Select Source Types
  4. Select Show More
  5. Scroll down and check off Primary Source Documents
  6. Click Update


Artstor LogoArtStor has 2.5 MILLION images that are available for use in educational settings. It includes paintings and sculptures, but also photographs, lithographs, images of cartoons, newspapers, artifiacts. Artstor should be your first stop when looking for an image. Artstor also has reliable information about the image and provides citations in several formats (including MLA and Chicago).

If you will need to download images or make a collection of images, Dr. Waugh will need to give you access. Please email her ahead of time!