See the tutorial Primary vs. Secondary Sources (Twin Cities Library, St. Mary's University of Minnesota) for a definition and examples of Primary Sources.

For Further Primary Resources:

Database and Internet Repositories

Tips for searching the internet for primary sources (See Evaluate a Web Site)

Search terms to include: oration, speeches, letters, diaries, primary sources and limit search to specific extensions (e.g., .edu or .gov)

Selected Databases (See complete list)

Selected Internet Repositories (See complete list)

Primary Sources in Books

Search tip:
Include search terms such as letters, diaries, narratives, speeches, primary sources, primary documents, sources, etc.

Selected searches by subject:

Documents Illustrative of the Slave Trade to America

Boston Public Library Resources