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Research Guides@Tufts

Religion & Politics in American History

Primary Sources in Religion

The key primary sources for most religions are the religious texts themselves, but primary sources in religion can also include: books, works of art, pamphlets, sermons, government documents, and other contemporary writing by religious officials or members of a particular organization. Try searching for the names of people, legislation, or religious organizations.

Text-Based Primary Sources in Databases & on the Web

There are an increasing number of digitized primary source materials available in library databases and on the web from libraries, museums, educational institutions, and more. Explore the resources on this page to find texts, images, and much more on this topic.  Below is a sample of some of the resources that you can find but remember, this is only a sample, so use JumboSearch to find more or Ask a Librarian for help!

Historical Newspaper Collections

Other Historical Periodicals