Any document, image, or artifact created at the time of the topic being researched is a primary source.
Examples of Primary Sources from Islamic Empires include: eyewitness accounts, memoirs, diaries, letters, speeches, household and day-to-day objects, coins, textiles and clothing, and works of art and architecture.
Please note: primary source documents are a reflection of the time and culture in which they were created and may contain language or images that are considered offensive today.
To find writings, speeches, and more by an individual
To find documents relating to your topic
Additional terms useful for locating primary sources are: correspondence, interviews, speeches, and statistics.
To cite a Primary Source, first choose the NoodleTools option that best describes where you found it:
Website = a document found on the Websites page of the course guide, found through a web directory like SweetSearch, or a search engine such as Google.
Print or In Hand = a document found in a book in the library. For example: in a reference book or a secondary source.
Next, determine what kind of primary source you are citing: