What are Primary Sources?
A primary source is a document or even a physical object, such as a Native American basket, which was written or created during a particular time period. These first-hand sources can provide insight into that time period or event, sometimes by bringing a sense of immediacy. Primary sources are:
Documents or objects created by its originator
From the viewpoint of a participant or observer
Not in interpreted or translated form
The library has many sources with primary sources documents or about primary documents. You can use ONESEARCH to locate both online and print materials. By clicking on the Advanced Search option, you can add more subject terms to narrow your search. Below are some examples of print books on primary sources in the library's collection:
Students can still borrow books from the library during the closure by reserving titles and picking them up on campus. Information is at Curbside Pick-up. During the pandemic, students may borrow most reference books.