A PRIMARY SOURCE IS FIRST-HAND EVIDENCE
Any document, image, or artifact created at the time of the topic being researched is a primary source. Examples include eyewitness accounts, autobiographies and memoirs, diaries, letters, speeches, newspapers, works of art, and photographs.
The BCW Project: Links (British Civil Wars, Commonwealth and Protectorate 1638-1660 resources including primary sources)
British Political, Religious, and Legal Tracts, 1640-1690 (University of Missouri British Pamphlet Collection, sorted by year)
Constitutional States (from the Internet Modern History Sourcebook, a large collection of documents from Prof. Paul Halsall, Fordham University)
Documents Illustrating Jacobite History (from the website The Jacobite Heritage compiled by librarian Noel S. McFerran)
The English Civil Wars: whose side are you on? (The National Archives)
EuroDocs: History of the United Kingdom: Primary Documents (Harold E. Lee Library, Brigham Young University)
The Mexican Revolution (a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in the Chronicling America: American Historic Newspapers digital collection of the Library of Congress)
Mexican Revolution, ca 1910-1917 (Postcards of locations and events related to US military involvement in the Mexican Revolution; from Beinecke Library, Yale University)
Primary Sources on Latin American Revolutions (from North Carolina State University)
Google the phrase Documents OR "primary sources" with your topic search term(s).
Print books may be signed out for USE IN THE LIBRARY ONLY for the duration of the assignment:
To find writings, speeches, and more by your individual
To find documents relating to your topic
Additional terms useful for locating primary sources are: correspondence, interviews, speeches, and statistics.