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Archives 101: Find Primary Sources in Special Collections & Archives: Get Started

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Never used archival materials and wondering how it works? Considering using "primary sources" for that paper and not sure where to start?

It's really not that mysterious! Check out the resources in this guide for help.

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You'll find tons of fabulous resources on the Special Collections & Archives website!

Or try these popular destinations:

Browse our collections by Academic disciplineThematic guides to our collections 

Browse local history collectionsCheck out our exhibits



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Special Collections & Archives
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First floor
Dana Porter Library
University of Waterloo
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