Use the libraries' subject guide to find where to look for scholarly material based on your research area.
Primary sources refer to documents or other items that provide first-hand, eyewitness accounts of events.
A newspaper article written at the time an event took place (Pearl Harbor, for example) is a primary source. Or a memoir and recollections by someone who was involved in an event, such as an interview with a woman who took part in the Civil Rights Movement.
Some examples of primary source materials are:
Primary sources are different from secondary sources, which are written later and usually comment on or analyze historic events or original documents.