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Primary source databases

Primary sources allow researchers to get as close as possible to original ideas, events, and empirical research as possible. Such sources include creative works, first hand accounts of events, and the publication of empirical observations or research.


restricted to current virginia tech users Resource is restricted to current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff. 

license for virginia tech alumni use Resource is licensed for Virginia Tech alumni access. Use Alumni Library Portal sign in to access.

freely accessible Freely accessible database, available to anyone without restriction.

provided by viva Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia.

open access gold Resource provides open access publishing opportunities and open access publications.

open access green Resource provides self archiving opportunities and open access documents.