Primary Sources provide direct or first-hand evidence about an event, object, person or work of art.
Secondary Sources lack the immediacy of a primary record.
Names for primary source types can be used for keyword searching.
Example search terms for names, events, topics, or document types.
1. Choose a relevant database or digital collection to search.
2. Enter relevant keywords.
3. If possible, limit search by publication date and format (e.g., book reviews, photographs).
(Many databases have this option.)
4. Consult a librarian for recommended databases and resources.