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Primary & Secondary Sources

This guide will help you learn the difference between primary and secondary sources in various subject areas and provides resources for locating primary sources, both in the library and on the open web.

Crime and Punishment Resources

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 Fully searchable collection of the digitized images and electronic text of the proceedings of over 197,745 criminal trials held at the Old Bailey, London's Central Criminal Court. 

Studies in Scarlet: Marriage and Sexuality in the U.S. and U.K., 1815-1914 Digitized images of over 420 separately published trial narratives from the extensive collections of the Harvard Law School Library. Included are American, British and Irish cases from 1815-1914 involving child custody, bigamy and violent crime as it relates to sex and marriage.