If you are in search of primary source material, take a look at this database we are trialing through December 31, 2023:
Online Primary Sources
What are primary sources?
A Primary source is an original document or object created at the time being studied or by a participant in the events being studied at a later date. It is an original source of information, which allows the researcher to get as close to the historical event or time period as possible.
Primary sources include:
- memoirs, autobiographies, diaries
- a journal article reporting NEW research or findings
- records of organizations and agencies of government
A Secondary source analyzes or interprets historical events, time periods, and primary sources. They are a step removed from what is being studied.
Secondary sources include:
- magazine articles