This research guide is intended for students looking for primary sources related to the Civil War. Use the links below to find primary sources published in books, digital collections, and Civil War newspapers and magazines. Resources listed under basic research are helpful for topic selection and background research. A list of selected memoirs, letters, diaries and narratives written by men and women on both sides of the conflict is available under paper topics. This list includes bibliographic information and links to online content where available.

Paper Topics


Newspapers & Magazines

Basic Research

Digital Collections