What is a primary source?
First-hand historical evidence or an original account of an event, especially used as research material.(Canadian Oxford Dictionary)
How do I find primary sources?
Newspaper articles, letters, diaries, interviews, and oral histories are examples of primary sources.
When searching in the online catalog, use subject headings such as diaries, personal narratives, or autobiography.
These resources are available in the library.
Primary sources can be found by search for items with the subjects sources, diaries, narratives, memoirs, and autobiographies. Here are some sample searches in our online catalog.