A primary source is a source that contains first-hand accounts and/or information about a specific event from the time in which that event occurred.
A primary source can be:
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A secondary source is a source that is about a specific event but was created after that event has taken place.
A secondary source can be:
To search for books, articles and more - one option is to start with the Quick Search tool, which brings together results from multiple databases + the book catalog:
From the results, select different sources types of isolate "primary" or "secondary" sources such as news, books, articles and more:
Through the Library you can access a few primary source collections such as:
For more information about primary sources, take a look at our Primary Sources in History Research Guide