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A primary source is usually a document, artifact or other record created by participants or observers in an event.
Examples include, but are not limited to:
Some primary sources, such as autobiographies, are easily found doing a simple search in your library catalog. However, this usually isn't the case.
An excellent place to identify primary sources is in the bibliography of a quality secondary source on your topic. Some will even have a separate bibliography just for primary sources. With a good citation, you may find these in the OCCC Catalog or WorldCat.
When searching library catalogs, searching your subject along with primary source descriptor is often useful. For example, try:
Some databases do NOT require the "AND" limiter. Therefore, also try searching like this:
Other descriptors include: