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A guide to help you with your assignments in EDUC 1F95.

Primary Sources

What are primary sources?

Simply stated, primary sources are works that are created at the time of an event or by someone who experienced the event. Examples include letters, diaries, interviews, photographs, video, newspapers, public records, and music. For more details on what primary sources are, please consult the following excellent guides:

Primary vs. Secondary Sources

Searching for primary sources

You can search for primary sources using Omni. Add one or more of the following terms to your search:

  • personal narratives
  • correspondence
  • letters
  • diaries
  • sources

You can also search as author, if appropriate.