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College Writing: Official Guide

PRIMARY SOURCES

Digitized Collections - Library Databases

The following are databases that contain primary sources that can be used for your research assignments.

If you need assistance, please contact your College Writing Librarian.

Statistical Data

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Statistical data can also be used for primary and/or secondary data for your research.

Databases

The following are a sample of the databases the University Libraries subscribes to that provides access to statistical data.

If you need assistance, please contact your College Writing Librarian.

Websites

The following are websites where you can find statistical data about different topics.

If you need assistance, please contact your College Writing Librarian.

Polling Data

Polling and opinion data can be used as primary data for your assignments. Perhaps you want to write about how the view of home ownership has changed from the 1900's to now. There might be polling data that would provide you with primary data.

Polling the Nations is available through the University Libraries.

Pew Research Center takes you directly to their website.

WashU Special Collections

Items in Special Collections are great primary sources that can be used for your research assignments.

Select the links below to go to the specific area of Special Collections to learn more.