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Primary Sources for Online Learning

Using this Research Guide

Students studying in the Joseph P. Healey Library on the Columbia Point campus, 1977The purpose of this research guide is to give students and faculty an overview of conducting primary source research and to share resources for finding digitized primary source materials online. Click the links in the left-hand sidebar or the links below to browse the sections of this research guide.

Instructional Video: Introduction to Archival Research

Overview of Primary Source Research

Online Resources for Primary Source Research

Primary Source Exercise: Judge Garrity's Chambers Papers

Primary Source Exercise: Carol McEldowney's Coming Out Journal

Primary Source Exercise: UMass Boston History

Primary Source Exercise: Choose Your Own Adventure

About University Archives and Special Collections

About the image: Students studying in the Joseph P. Healey Library on the Columbia Point campus, early 1980s. Courtesy of University Archives and Special Collections.

Research Support

To schedule a research appointment, request digitization of UASC materials, and for all other inquiries, please email library.archives@umb.edu.

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