Answered By: Denise Hulett
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2020     Views: 12

A primary source is a first-hand account of a topic or event, from people who experienced the event or are related to the topic.  Newspaper or magazine articles about a current event, interviews (recorded or in print), reports, speeches, tweets, blogs, or diary and journal entries are good examples of primary sources.  This tutorial on sources will give you a greater understanding of primary (and secondary) sources: Begin Research-Primary Sources

The HCC library provides students and faculty with many different databases, including databases that have primary sources.  This link, primary sources and databases, takes you to a list of different databases where you can find primary sources.   You can also find primary sources online.  For example, the Digital Public Library of America and Library of Congress primary sources in American history are great places to find primary sources. 

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