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History - Cold War: Primary Sources

A special topic guide for researching the Cold War.

Primary Sources

Digitized Collections

Historical News Article Databases

Historical News Article Databases - Kentucky

Government Publications

Using InfoKat Discovery To Find Primary Sources

In addition to specialized digital collections and historical news article databases, you can also use the Libraries' catalog to locate primary sources.  Here are some search tips:

  1. Limit your search to a specific time period (must use Advanced Search limiter "publication date").  Or after your search, filter your results by "Date." 
  2. Use certain subject words like "sources,"  "personal narrative,"  "periodicals,"  "diary," or letters" to find things that might be primary sources.  It's often useful to sort by year as well.