Skip to Main Content
Chat With Us

First-year Writing Seminar


Finding Other Kinds of Sources

Primary sources

Sometimes, an assignment will prompt you to look for the perspective of someone reporting first-hand knowledge, such as of a historic event. In that case, you might need other kinds of sources like diaries, letters, office memos, or other first-hand accounts. Some of these are available in digital collections through Burns Library--which also has many physical collections--or in digital collections.