Answered By: Dean Riley Last Updated: Jun 15, 2016 Views: 12
Here's a good explanation on our History LibGuide - http://bit.ly/1zPO8yV. Essentially, primary sources are items written by people during the event you are studying. It could be other things like newspapers, books, magazines, pamphlets, sermons, or almost anything from the specific era in time which you are studying. Usually, this pertains to history but not necessarily so. Please let us know if you have more questions!