First-hand testimonies from sources who witnessed or experienced an event firsthand.
Secondary or Scholarly Sources
These are the peer reviewed articles and scholarly books that historians write after they have worked with the primary sources and consulted other secondary articles or books.
Before you start searching for resources, pause to think about what exactly you are searching for:
Pro tip: as you find primary and secondary sources, see what language they use, and add new terms to your list to help you refine additional searches!
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To make an appointment, reach out to a subject librarian specializing in your topic.