Primary vs Secondary Sources


Have you ever wondered what the difference between a primary and secondary source was, or what types of resources qualify as a primary source?

If you have, Princeton University has created a concise explanation of the two types of resources on this page:Primary vs Secondary Sources.

Here are a few great primary resource sites:

American Memory Project (U.S. History Collection): http://memory.loc.gov

Maine Memory Project (Maine History Collection): http://mainememory.net

Windows on Maine (Online Video Collection): http://windowsonmaine.library.umaine.edu/

Europeana (European Culture & Science): http://www.europeana.eu/portal/

Chronicling America (Historic Newspapers): http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/