Haitian Resource Guide
What are primary sources?
"Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form of memoirs and oral histories. Primary sources may include letters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, newspapers, speeches, interviews, memoirs, documents produced by government agencies such as Congress or the Office of the President, photographs, audio recordings, moving pictures or video recordings, research data, and objects or artifacts such as works of art or ancient roads, buildings, tools, and weapons. These sources serve as the raw material to interpret the past, and when they are used along with previous interpretations by historians, they provide the resources necessary for historical research."
(American Library Association, Reference and User Services, History Section)
Sites with access to digital collections that contain primary sources.
Check-out the resources below to learn more about peer-reviewed, scholarly articles, why they are important, and how to determine if an article is considered to be "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed."
With a Chicago Public Library card (free to all Chicago residents) you can access a vast collection of online materials.
For any help with citation of HAMOC's materials or general questions about citation contact the librarian.