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Linden Hall Library: Primary Sources

What is a primary source?
A primary source is an immediate, first-hand account of a topic from people who had a direct connection with it.
Primary sources can include

  • artifact
  • autobiography or memoir
  • diary
  • film
  • historical document
  • interview
  • letter
  • manuscript
  • map
  • newspaper article
  • recording
  • work of art

Where can I locate Primary Sources?

  • Linden Hall Library Databases (look at the suggested databases linked on the research guide for your project)
  • Books in the Library Catalog (use the search term "primary source")
  • Search sources listed on this research guide