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Library of Congress
Library of Congress
You can also do a Google search. For example, "Library of Congress" AND "Vietnam War."
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.
Digitized Primary Sources on the Web
Digital Public Library
The Digital Public Library of America provides access to text, images, and sound recordings from America’s libraries, archives, and museums.
PBS American Experience
Documentary collection - Use the search function to discover clips that may have mentioned your historical figure or themes /events from your topic.
Digital Schomburg - New York Public Library
Users worldwide can find, in this virtual Schomburg Center, exhibitions, books, articles, photographs, prints, audio and video streams, and selected external links for research in the history and cultures of the peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora.