Starting April 18 you will soon have access to thousands of digital primary sources from around the United States in one place when the Digital Public Library of America
launches online. Minnesota Reflections
is sharing its collection along with 6 other regional hubs, as well as the Smithsonian Institution, the National Archive, Artstor, and the Harvard Library.
Do you know the difference between a primary source and a secondary source? Princeton shares a quick definition with examples
to help you figure it out.
Find polls, statistics, speeches, proclamations, executive orders and more at The American Presidency Project
. Unique in its combination of official documents as well as appearances in media.
Over 5,000 websites have been indexed and labeled for different geographic regions from around the world in Repositories of Primary Sources
. It's a great place to start exploring.
Did you know that Hennepin County Library's Minneapolis Central branch has thousands of primary sources for you to look at? Watch to find out how to use our Special Collections
Review this short article for 3 Tips for Evaluating Primary and Secondary Sources for Research Papers
. Keep in mind: does the source apply to your project? Is the source objective? Is the source authoritative?
Think Kate and Leo showed you everything you need to know about the Titanic? Check out an excerpt from the official report
conducted by the U.S. Senate to learn more about the sinking of the ship.
Don't panic! Just check out RUSA's online guide
for tips on finding and evaluating your primary sources.
If you're in need of some primary sources for a Black History Month research project, head over to History Matters
for access to numerous digitized sources within this subject. Don't forget to use the Advanced Search
function to narrow your search!
The New York Times Topics
page has a huge collection of news, reference, and multimedia sources on practically every topic under the sun, so be sure to hit it up for your next research project, whether it's on the X Games
or Health Care Reform