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Newspapers are a great way to find primary sources. The Library has many newspaper databases.
To find information that is local to Merced, open Newsbank, a database with articles from a large number of newspapers.
- Open Newsbank
- Scroll down and select California (under the map)
- Enter "Merced" in the search bar and select the Merced Sun-Star
- Enter in any search terms
Primary Sources and Knowledge Creation
A Cycle of Revolving Research
What is a Primary Source?
A primary source is an original document or object created at the time under study.
Primary Sources: Tutorials
"Section 2: Knowledge Cycle" of The Research Process gives examples of primary, secondary, and tertiary sources.
The Information Life Cycle (UNLV)