Primary sources are original, first-hand testimony. They tell the story as experienced by witnesses.
These sources help depict what actually happened - or at least what someone who was there says he or she experienced.
These may include photographs, interviews, novels, speeches, letters, statistical data, artifacts or treaties.
Searching the SMU Library Catalog
The following standardized terms can prove helpful when searching the SMU Library Catalog for published primary sources:
Add search terms specific to the country, era or event you are interested in.