Primary Sources

President Lincoln's Inaugural Speech

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What are Primary Sources?

They are first-hand observations of a time, person, or event.  They include documents, images, or artifacts that contain original and non-analyzed information from the time period being researched.  They may be found in their original format or may have been reproduced at a later date.  Primary sources are the raw materials that help form the basis for critical analysis of a topic.

Print Resources

The library offers many print resources to begin your research.

Online Resources

Primary resources are available online through our databases.

Rivera Reference

Last modified: 8/22/2012 11:35 AM by M. Potter