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Finding Primary Source Materials: Home

This guide provides recommended resources for finding primary source materials.

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About This Guide

Primary Sources: Primary sources are records of events created as they ocurred or by eye witnesses. They come in many formats: letters and email; journals, diaries and memoirs; audio recordings (

This guide can help you find primary sources on your topic. Use the tabs above to navigate through the pages of the guide.

CC4.0 image from Wikimedia Commons by Shonnmharen.

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For writing help, contact the Writing Center in the Cartwright Learning Resources Center (CLRC). The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring and a variety of helpful support materials.

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