A bibliogrophy of web resources providing documents, diaries, letters, photos, etc


(Some of these resources were originally published in Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals. Brown, Carol A., & Dotson, Kaye (2007). Using digital primary sources: A success story in collaboration. Teacher Librarian. 35, 29-33.)



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