Primary sources can take many different forms. Letters, accounts 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 and Worldcat. 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 medieval period.
Finding Primary Sources
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Newspapers published during an historical era can serve as useful primary sources. Papers published in different parts of the world can provide insight into national viewpoints and priorities. The online newspapers below allow for searching by word, phrase, and date.
Mosque of Sultan Ahment I (interior, Istanbul) (Wikimedia Commons)