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Bethel University Library

Social Work: Social Welfare History

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Biographical Dictionaries

Online Reference Sources

Tips for Finding Primary Sources

Trying using some of the following words combined with the name of your pioneer or a related subject.

  • sources
  • document* [note the wild card character at the end of this term]
  • personal narratives
  • correspondence
  • letters
  • diaries
  • interviews
  • speeches
  • quotations
  • manuscripts
  • reports

*You may want to combine some of the above words using "or"

Examples:
(sources or personal narratives or correspondence or diaries) and "charles loring brace"
(letters or documents or sources) and "settlement houses"
  • OR Look for the person as Author