Online Archival Collections - see below for searching tips
When searching for archival collections about specific topics, try puting the topic phrase in quotation marks and adding the term "archives" to your search.
See the How to Search Google More Effectively box to the right for other search strategies.
When searching for primary sources on the Internet, keep the following in mind:
For more information, see this American Library Association site.
Paraphrased from ALA's "Using Primary Sources on the Web"
Example: "Seattle Pacific University Library"
Example: football -soccer
Example: educat* encompasses education, educate, educator, educational
Example: [to be or not to be] [give me liberty or give me death]
Domain and Site Searching:
To filter by site type, use the suffix site:.xyz
For example: “Trail of Tears” site:.gov; Microfinance site:.org
Finding Specialized Information
To locate a site that focuses on a topic, search like this:
Association “subject” or “subject” site:.org
For example: association “hiking” or "homelessness" site:.org;