Depending on the topic, primary sources can be found inside books, via the internet, or even from your own social circles. Below are suggested library and non-library tools to help locate primary sources.
Primary sources contain first-hand accounts of events or are contemporaneous to a particular happening. As opposed to secondary sources, which tell readers about a thing, primary sources directly represent the thing itself. When it comes to historical research, examples of primary sources can include the following:
In terms of scientific research, primary sources may include things like:
Each database contains information about how special symbols are used in search strategies, the examples below will work for most databases.
EXAMPLE: Library of Congress
Using "Brown vs. Board of Education"