Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Please note: Off-campus access to many library resources is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Hope Library Guides

ENGL 113 | Tucker | Library/Research

Primary Sources Online

Primary sources include a variety of materials written or created during the time period of the topic you are researching. They also include things written at a later date by a participant in the events being studied (e.g., memoirs).

Primary sources allow researchers to get as close as possible to a historical event or time period via the viewpoints of actual participants or observers.

The library has full-text online archives of the following newspapers, which make for great primary historical sources:

There are also many primary source collections available freely on the web.  Below are a few general suggestions.

  • Library of Congress - Library of Congress online collection of materials documenting American history