Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred, or well after events occurred. Primary sources may include:
These sources serve as the raw material to interpret the past. When they are used along with previous interpretations by historians, they provide the resources necessary for historical research.
Listed here are the largest and most relevant resources, but depending on your topic, you may find it useful to choose "Databases By Subject" and examine the entire list of History databases. There are smaller and more specific resources in that list which are not included here.