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GU-Q: HIST 3108 - Empires

What are Primary Resources?

How do we define primary source?

Primary sources include documents or artifacts created by a witness to or participant in an event. They can be firsthand testimony or evidence created during the time period that you are studying.

Examples of Primary Sources
  • diaries
  • letters
  • interviews
  • oral histories
  • photographs
  • newspaper articles
  • government documents
  • poems
  • novels
  • plays
  • music
  • audio & video recordings

Library Resources

European and Global Empires
American Empire