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CLAB05/HISB10: History and Culture of the Greek World

Quick Info

Quick Info

Q: What is a primary source?

A: A primary source is a document or record containing firsthand information or original data on a topic. 

Q: How do I find primary sources?

A: Visit the "How to Find Primary Sources" page for detailed information.

Finding Primary Resources

You can find Primary Sources using the Library Catalogue.

Enter your keywords in the search box. Ensure you are using the Catalogue tab.

Here is a search for Conceptual Art.

Refine under genre: 

You will be taken to a list of search results. Scroll down to Genre. Select the the primary source type you are interested in. Look for any of the following terms:

  • Charters
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Early works
  • Interviews
  • Letters
  • Manuscripts
  • Oratory
  • Pamphlets
  • Personal Narratives
  • Sources
  • Speeches


In the above example, "interviews" was selected. You are then taken to a list of resources containing this type of primary document.