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Finding Primary Sources Quickly
Primary Source Sets
Primary Sources by State
Today in History
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Browse by Topic
American Memory Timeline
Flickr Project (no known restrictions)
Places in the News
Images by Popular Topics
Thematic Resources
Web Guides
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Ask A Librarian - If you cannot find what you want through a search.

Go to Google - Advanced Search

In the Search Within a Site or Domain type: loc.gov
Or, in Google Search Bar type: site:loc.gov
Using this you can conduct a Google Search but the results will come only from the Library of Congress Site.

Search Bar on LOC Home Page - Select Options


LOC Online Catalog

This searches the Library's materials and many are not online.

American Memory Collections.

Search Help for American Memory
This collection contains most of the resources used in classrooms.
Boolean logic does not work.
Defaults to Browse/Search by Topic.
Click on More Browse Options.

Research and Reference Services


Photographs and Prints Catalog