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Primary Sources: Websites

What are they?

Primary sources reflect the individual viewpoint of a participant or observer.


  • Diaries, journals, speeches, interviews, letters, memos, manuscripts, memoirs, autobiographies, government documents, and organizations records.
  • Books and magazine, journal, and newspaper articles written at the time about a particular event.
  • Photographs, audio recordings and moving pictures or video recordings, documenting what happened.
  • Surveys and polls.


Anderson University


Collections of Online Journals and Newspapers

Social Studies (K-12)

American History - General

American History- Civil War

American History- World War I

American History- World War II and Cold War

South Carolina History

British History

European History

World History

Religious History


Subject Guide