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History 229A

Topics in European History: The World Turned Upside Down: Revolutions in Seventeenth-Century Britain

Defining Primary Sources

Primary source, noun

In scholarship, a document or record containing firsthand information or original data on a topic... Primary sources include original manuscripts, periodical articles reporting original research or thought, diaries, memoirs, letters, journals ... government documents, public records, eyewitness accounts, newspaper clippings, etc... —definition from the Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science

Library Paid-for Primary Source Databases

Openly Available Online Primary Source Resources