Leverage the work of librarians who have created digital user guides like this one for finding primary sources online. Use Google or your favorite search engine to try this search, and explore the results you see:
Digitized page images of historic American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912 on advertising, health, women's issues, science, the history of slavery, industry and professions, religious issues, culture and the arts, and more.
Current and historical access to the New York Times, from today’s paper (including Spanish and Mandarin editions) back to 1851. Unlimited access EXCEPT 1923-1980 restricted to 5 articles per day. NOTE: To register for a free account or for annual renewal of your existing pass, go to: AccessNYT.com, enter Bluffton University, and follow the instructions.
Page-image archives of The New York Times, from volume 1, number 1 through 2002. NOTE: To register for a free account or for annual renewal of your existing NY Times pass, go to: AccessNYT.com, enter Bluffton University, and follow the instructions. Bluffton University users must register for a free NYTimes account prior to using TimesMachine.
DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. Contains photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, more.
Ohio Memory is the collaborative statewide digital library program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio. Explore digital content from over 390 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 Ohio counties.
The Ohio Digital Network is Ohio's service hub for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), making digital collections of Ohio libraries, museums, and archives accessible to the world. Access Ohio DPLA collections here.