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A guide to research resources for the study of English language and literature.

What are Primary Sources?

What are primary sources?

Primary sources are the documents or artifacts that are first-hand accounts and that you can use as evidence to support your research. They are often created during the time period that is being studied, but can also be produced later by eyewitnesses or other participants (oral histories, memoirs are examples). You can find primary sources in their original format in an archive or reproduced in a variety of ways in databases, books, or on microfilm. Types of primary sources include: correspondence, diaries, newspapers, government documents, and art.

Find Original Poetry, Prose, Drama

The resources below will help you find primary sources including books, pamphlets, letters, & more. Please check the Historical/Primary Sources page to find a complete list of primary sources available through FSU Libraries.

The resources below will help you find primary sources including books, pamphlets, letters, & more. Please check the Historical/Primary Sources page to find a complete list of primary sources available through FSU Libraries.

Find Historical Newspapers, Diaries, & More

The resources below may be helpful in finding primary sources including historical newspapers, letters, and more. Please check out the Historical/Primary Sources page to find an A-Z listing of primary sources offered by FSU Libraries.

The resources below may be helpful in finding primary sources including historical newspapers, letters, and more. Please check out the Historical/Primary Sources page to find an A-Z listing of primary sources offered by FSU Libraries.

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