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Primary Sources for Humanities and Social Sciences : Multimedia Sources

Guide to locating primary sources, with an emphasis on online sources, in the UW-Madison Libraries' collections for research in the humanities and social sciences.

Sample Multimedia Collections Online

Multimedia sources can sometimes be found by searching online library catalogs, such as the Library Catalog or WorldCat. Below are multimedia collections available online. They include library subscription databases and free Web sites. The collections include multimedia such as photographs and other images, maps, audio recordings, and video recordings.

Local Multimedia Collections

Historical multimedia sources are available in many locations on campus and in Madison. This is a list of a few locations of interest:

Many of these collections also contain map collections as does the Arthur H. Robinson Map Library.

Sample Local Multimedia Collections