This study guide groups Primary Sources by subject.
Each tab contains our recommended resources and includes some information about the coverage.
What are primary sources?
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"Primary sources provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic under investigation. They are created by witnesses or recorders who experienced the events or conditions being documented. Often these sources are created at the time when the events or conditions are occurring, but primary sources can also include autobiographies, memoirs, and oral histories recorded later."
- Yale University, Primary Sources at Yale 2008
Primary sources can include:
- Newspaper articles
- Diary entries
- Court files
- And more...
A quick guide to using Primary sources from the DoHistory website.
Links and more
There are more primary sources available online and in the library. Here are some helpful links for online sources: