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Primary Sources

This guide will provide more information about finding primary sources appropriate for your discipline and area of research.


Primary sources in the arts are the original works of an artist and can include an artist's photographs, artwork, films, music, or artifacts. The following databases can be utilized to find these materials.

For more research assistance, see the Art & Art History Guide guide.

Image: Curling in High Park, Toronto

 Source: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1995-255-1

Libraries and Archives Canada

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