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Primary Sources

Use this guide to help find primary sources online.


Primary source books on Women

Many primary sources are available as collections in books found using the Novanet Libraries Search 
For example, you can do a SUBJECT KEYWORD search on WOMEN DIARIES to locate diaries written by women.

Ideas for subject keyword searches include:

  • Nova Scotia diaries (also try other locations or provinces)
  • Nova Scotia correspondence
  • women diaries
  • Acadians diaries
  • person's name diaries




North American Women

These sites are subscription based and require your Mount login.

American Women

European Women

These sites are subscription based and require your Novel login.

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