Primary sources are the original data, images, or artifacts created at the time an event occurred or at a later date by a participant in the events being studied. Primary sources provide direct evidence about events, phenomena, or a person’s thoughts or actions. Original creative works are also considered primary sources.
- Start with General Search Strategies on the right.
- Use the Primary Sources for History research guide to locate a wide variety of primary sources.
- Many of the research guides contain suggestions for locating primary sources in specific subject areas like Dance or Middle Eastern Studies or Economics.