Q. What are primary sources, and how can I find them?


Primary or first person sources are sources originating from a person who experienced an event first-hand. This could be things like a diary, letter, photograph, or a scientist writing about an article experiment she performed in a lab.

To find historical primary sources, visit our guide on finding primary sources. To find primary research, when you search for articles keep in mind if the author is talking about their own work or the work of others.

  • Last Updated Feb 20, 2017
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