Atkins Library now offers access to more than 50 digital primary source collections. Coverage spans every continent and centuries of history. Materials include newspapers, letters, diaries, government and legal documents, photos, and maps, and supplementary content such as chronologies and essays. Learn more about our subscription or browse the collections.
Primary means written at or near the time of the event being studied.
Secondary means written many years later, probably by a scholar researching the event.
You can find some primary sources in books. Below is a list of relevant subject headings. When searching for these in the catalog, try adding "sources", "documents", "correspondence", "letters", or "writings" to your search.