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This resource allows you to search for specific journal titles in the OWHL's collection and see which databases have the full text articles.
Primary Source Types
Messages and Papers
Other Non-Text Materials
Finding Primary Sources
You can find primary sources for this topic in three places:
Books: Many of the books in the circulating collection and in Garver have primary sources in them. Look for words in the book's title like "a documentary history" or "sources." Also look for clues within the text like block quotes and distinct sections with a different author. When searching for books in the online catalog, use the term "primary source" after your search term. Also conduct a search without it, and see the difference in results.
Databases. Many of the databases you looked at in the Reference Sources tab have primary sources within them. Those with primary sources are relisted below. Try playing with search filters to make sure you are looking at primary sources in the search results.
Websites. Below are a few websites with primary sources. Make sure to note the difference between any introductory text and the primary source itself.
If you're not sure if you're looking at a primary source, just ask a librarian for help!
At Hurstwic, we are eager to share what we have learned about the Viking age, and unlike Mímir and Óðin, we don’t ask that you give up an eye to drink from our well of knowledge. We are pleased to include here links to factual articles about the Viking age that we have written. The articles are updated regularly, and we plan to add more articles on a regular basis.