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.
Some examples of primary source materials are:
Primary sources are different from secondary sources are written later and usually comment on or analyze historic events or original documents.
To find primary sources at Stony Brook, use the Library Catalog and include the word SOURCES.
For example, for primary sources on slavery, do KEYWORD ANYWHERE search in the catalog for slavery and sources.
Also try these words below: