Challenge Library Guide for History of Western Civilization - Vannelli - St. Mary's: What are Primary/Secondary Sources?

Primary Source Collections on Europe

International Primary Source Collections with European Content

Search for Resources Tutorial

Search for Resources Tutorial

Check the Table of Contents of this tutorial for the section on primary resources. It will only take you a few minutes to review, and it may help you to further contextualize the use of primary sources.

Primary vs Secondary Sources Video (Vermont Tech, Hartness Library 2017)

Primary Sources on the Web

Many libraries, museums, and archives have digitized their historic documents and put them online in digital libraries. Here are some large collections (and links to other large collections) you may want to explore.

The image at right is an illuminated page in Javanese script from a chronicle of a Javanese court in Yogyakarta, via the World Digital Library.

Primary source historical document