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.
What is a Primary Source?
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:
The prior description of primary sources was authored by UC Clermont College Library
University of Cincinnati Libraries
PO Box 210033 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0033
University of Cincinnati
Alerts | Clery and HEOA Notice | Notice of Non-Discrimination | eAccessibility Concern | Privacy Statement | Copyright Information
© 2021 University of Cincinnati