Primary sources can take many different forms. Letters, accounts, manuals and other kinds of documents written at the time of an event or era allow a nuanced and detailed understanding of historical issues. Material below explains ways to locate primary sources in Tripod, Worldcat and the Web. To find additional primary sources, historical studies in books and journal articles will often offer the best recommendations. Check footnotes and bibliographies for references to material written in the period of time you are researching.
Primary Source Databases and Collections
Finding Printed Copies of Primary Sources
This search for sources, with differing literary forms specified, provides additional titles:
Try these and additional searches in WorldCat for many more primary sources including website as well as books that you can request.