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HIST/CRES 123 (Torres-Rouff)

Resources for US Comparative Race Ethnicity (History 123; Critical Race & Ethnic Studies 123)

Locating Primary Source Collections

#1 via the Free Web

#2 via Library Subscription Databases

Pair your location with terminology that may refer to repositories with primary sources (digital collection, archive) OR to the source type (song, poem, diary).

Sample Terminology: archive, collection, digital collection, library, special collection, transcript, oral history, papers, political cartoon etc.




You may wish to limit to or sites.

Visit UC Merced Library's list of databases. 


  • Narrow by database type e.g. Audio, Newspapers, Primary Sources etc.
  • Search in the databases.
  • Read database summaries.

screenshot of library's search box and databases tab

Note: The Library also lists some free databases in its A-Z Databases listing.