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Primary Sources: Home

List of resources for students researching primary sources

Contact a librarian

If you need research assistance, please contact an LPC librarian. 

Reference Desk phone:


Library Hours - Fall 2017:
(August 16 - December 19)

Mon-Thurs:  8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fri:    8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sat:  Closed
Sun: Closed

*See library website for holiday closures:

What is a Primary Source?

Primary sources are first-hand accounts of events. They can be letters, speeches, diaries, narratives, newspaper articles, or audio, video, or television recordings. 

How to Distinguish Between Primary and Secondary Sources 

Primary vs.Secondary Sources (YouTube)