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Primary 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.

Library Databases

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Smithsonian Global Sound Includes more than 35,000 tracks in the categories of American folk, blues, bluegrass, old time country, American Indian, world, jazz, spoken word & sounds and children’s music. It includes the published recordings owned by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and the archival audio collections of Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels.


Online collections of sound recordings

Online collections of music scores and manuscripts