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A Guide to English and Literature Research

Use this guide to learn about resources related to English, including research, publishing, creative writing, and more..

Primary Sources

Primary sources are documents from the time period, people, and events of the time under consideration.

Primary sources can be:

  • diaries or correspondence
  • photographs
  • illustrations
  • newspaper articles (from the time period)
  • manuscripts
  • pamphlets, broadsides, or other ephemera