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Databases with Primary Resources

Primary Sources at CSULA

What are Primary Sources?

Primary Sources in Books

Primary sources such as autobiographies, diaries, letters, photographs, and other documents are often reprinted in books. Search the library with OneSearch and combine your topic with descriptions like these.

You can also use the advanced search to for subject headings ending in "sources," such as Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History -- Sources

Below are examples of books containing primary sources that can be found in the CSULA Library.

Oral Histories

Oral histories are spoken testimonies recorded or written down.

At Cal State Los Angeles

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300