Primary Sources are materials in any format that provide first-hand information on an event, place, or person.
|First Person Eyewitness Accounts||
Diaries, Correspondence, Memoirs, Photos, Films
Legal Documents, Government Reports
Data, Statistics, Census, Maps
Newspaper Accounts, Books from the time period.
Formats: actual artifact or facsimile copy
(microfilm, print, or digital)
Digital Archives: from Museums, Libraries, Research Centers.
Databases of Primary Source Materials. (CCU users only)
Online Newspaper Collections
Print or Microfilm Collections
This guide is a starting point and provides you with access to selected digital resources that contain primary documents and provides listings of some of the print and microfilm primary resources available at Kimbel Library.
Additional digital resources on your topic maybe available on the web. Effective searches usually include the topic or time period and words like: archive (s), e-text, primary, diary, letters, manuscripts, memoir, etc.
Secondary Sources interpret events after they have happened. Journal articles, research reports, and books are examples of secondary sources.