In the Humanities a primary source is an original first hand account of an event, person, or time period which is written or made during or close to the time of the event or the material culture associated with it. It is factual and not an analysis or interpretation.
Primary Sources can take on several different formats with some of the most common being:
In the Library Catalogue search for your topic and include one of the following words or phrases:
When considering using Primary Sources in your research it is important to ask yourself:
When finding Primary Sources online you may want to consider the authority, purpose, accuracy and content of he hosting site.