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DEFINITION: Primary sources are original sources created at the time a historical event occurs (or possibly afterwards) and are directly associated with their creater (or user). Essentially, a primary source is the subjective interpretation of a witness to an event. Primary sources serve as the raw materials historians use to interpret / analyze the past. Please visit the Primary Sources Research Guide for help finding primary sources and other valuable research resources.
Artemis Primary Sources allows researchers to uncover primary source documents in archives where they may not have thought to look, greatly enhancing their research experience. By building a seamless research environment for multiple collections, Gale is creating the largest digital humanities and social sciences collection in the world.
Special Collections and Archives houses the UC Irvine Libraries' collections of rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, and other rare and special materials. We welcome students, researchers, and the community members to visit and use our collections and services within our reading room.
The Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive (OC & SEAA) Center at UCI Libraries provides a collaborative space with services and resources to guide users seeking to document and study the history of the Orange County area and its changing demographics.
ArchiveGrid includes over four million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and moreArchiveGrid includes over four million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more
ARTstor covers many time periods and cultures, and documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design, anthropology, ethnographic and women's studies, as well as many other forms of visual culture
Calisphere is the University of California's free public gateway to a world of primary sources. More than 200,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts — reveal the diverse history and culture of California and its role in national and world history.
The Classical Art Research Centre leads and supports research on ancient art. At its heart is the Beazley Archive, which includes the world's largest collection of images of ancient figure-decorated pottery.
Search the Research Library Catalog, find Special Collections Finding Aids, browse digital images and resources, or access various databases such as the Provenance Index, the Art & Architecture Thesaurus®, and the Union List of Artist Names.
Archival finding aids are detailed guides to primary source material which provide fuller information than that normally contained within cataloging records. This page provides links to online archival finding aids at the Library of Congress.
This page highlights and links to past, present, and prospective digitization projects of historic newspapers. The focus is primarily on digital conversion efforts, not full-text collections of current news sources.
ProQuest Newspapers is the definitive newspaper digital archive offering full-text and full-image articles for significant newspapers. For a complete list of newspapers included, see: http://search.proquest.com/news?accountid=14509