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History 111: Using Primary Sources in History

Welcome! This guide was created to assist you in finding sources for History 111 from the Bristol Community Colleges' Libraries.

Primary, Secondary,Tertiary resources

Primary sources in research

Primary sources are documents created by the events themselves. Examples include: archival records ( governmental, commercial, ecclesiastical), letters and memorandums, speeches, and reports and statements of official bodies. They are also documents produced to record events immediately: chronicles, diaries, journalists' reports and interviews, drawings and photographs, motion picture film, tape recordings and videotape.

Book, Journal Articles and websites are all good places to start for finding primary sources on your topic.

Primary resources web links