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Getting Started with Primary Sources

Primary sources provide first-hand accounts of an event or topic from people directly connected to them. They can be visual, material, archeological, or written, video or audio. The sections below focus on a selection of the written and visual primary sources available via the library website. For newspapers, please see the newspapers tab.

For audio and video primary sources, please see the radio and television tab. 

Primary Source Databases for Ancient and Medieval History

Primary Source Databases for Early Modern History

Primary Source Databases for Modern History