Look for the scroll (that indicates primary sources) beside the databases listed in the directory linked below.
The Center for Research Libraries supports advanced research and teaching. UNF Library is a member of CRL. That means that you have access to thousands of research books and documents through fast interlibrary loan. CRL collects unique and little-known humanities, science, and social science documents.
There are also thousands of digital copies that you can read online.
Primary documents can be
Remember that academic libraries use the Library of Congress Classification System and subject headings. Once you find a good subject heading, you can find all the items in a library on that topic.
So -- be sure to look at the full record and use keywords from the subject headings to do another search or you may see the perfect subject heading that you can just click on.
Magazines can be primary sources as long as you are finding articles published in your time period. Magazines can be helpful in determining what the public was reading about the event as magazines enjoy wide circulation.
Indexes mostly popular magazines. Authors and subjects are arranged in one alphabet. The list of periodicals indexed is on the inside front cover. Use the UNF catalog to see if the Library has the journal and the year you need.
Readers' Guide indexes more popular magazines but it does cover some history journals. Authors and subjects are arranged in one alphabet. Book reviews are in a separate section after the main section. The list of periodicals indexed is on the inside front cover. Use the UNF catalog to see if the Library has the journal and the year you need.