What is a primary source? A primary source provides first hand or direct evidence about a person, object, event, or work of art. Examples may include memoirs, diaries, personal letters, interviews, books or articles published at the time, government documents, photographs, and more.
How to find in library databases:
On the library services webpage go to Research Databases by Title > select Primary Search, also...
On the library services webpage go to Research Databases by Subject > History/Government and select:
1. Ancient and Medieval History - Search Vikings > Primary Sources at top. View sources: speech, narratives, and government documents. Citation information does not include APA (to be added by publisher in future).
2. Modern World History - Search Industrial Revolution > Primary Sources at top. View sources: speech, announcement, article, and government document. Citation information does not include APA (to be added by publisher in future).
3. Avalon Project (4,000 BCE to 2,000+)
4. Primary Source Sets (Digital Public Library of America)
5. World Digital Library (from 8,000 BCE to 2000)
6. Gale World History in Context - Vikings > Primary Sources. View sources: poem, nonfiction work, and personal account. Citation information under Citation Tools link on right.
7. See many museum links.