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.

Primary Source Research and Discovery

An introduction to primary source research

Evaluating primary sources

Conducting research in primary sources can be time-intensive and challenging. Below are resources designed to help you understand how to use and analyze primary sources.

Resources

Tutorials

Computer screen with archival box and magnifying glass.
Analyzing Primary Sources

Practice a framework for analyzing primary sources for the humanities and social sciences.

Start

Tools

screenshot of library of congress primary source analysis tool