"Primary sources were either created during the time period being studied or were created at a later date by a participant in the events being studied (as in the case of memoirs). They reflect the individual viewpoint of a participant or observer."
Find Primary Sources
Library research guide to the collections at Smith College.
Finding Historical Primary Sources
Helpful general guide prepared by the staff at the University of California Berkeley Library.
Critical Evaluation of Resources. University of California Berkeley Library.
Covers scholarly vs. popular publications, primary vs. secondary resources, authority, and other criteria for evaluating print and online sources.
Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask. University of California Berkeley Library.
Pope, Daniel. "Making Sense of Advertisements." History Matters. American Social History Project/Center for Media & Learning, 2003.
Location of Art Library Materials
Browsing guide to the arrangement of the books, journals, and other resources in Hillyer Art Library.