What Are Primary Sources?
Primary sources provide a first hand account of historical events. They are written by someone who was a direct observer of the event.
What Are Secondary Sources?
Secondary sources are works that interpret historical events. They are at least one step removed from the event in question. Secondary sources may include books, bibliographies, newspaper or journal articles.
Types of Primary Sources
Analysing Primary Sources
Why Are Primary Sources Important?
Where Can You Find Primary Sources?
What Is An Archives?
Finding Primary Sources at Boston University Libraries:
BU Library Catalog
BU Library Research Guide: Primary Sources
Finding Primary Sources on the Web:
Documenting the American South
Making of America
Our Documents: 100 Milestone Documents
Picturing the Century