Primary Documents

Identifying Primary Sources

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

Tips for Searching the Internet

Search terms to include: oration, speeches, letters, diaries, primary sources, oral histories, archives. Limit search to specific extensions (e.g., .edu or .gov).

Edited Digital Information Through History (E.D.I.T.H.), Emmanuel College

Edited Digital Information Through History (E.D.I.T.H.)
Collaboration between the Emmanuel College History Department, students, and the staff of the Cardinal Cushing Library. (Read more)


Historical Maps

Boston Public Library Resources

Suggested resources at the BPL available with a BPL ecard: