Remember that you can filter your search results in databases based on Source Type. If you are looking specifically for a primary source, filter based on that. See Mrs. Gongo for help.
Many books that have been pulled for your researching needs. Please visit the cart labeled "Suffrage" to access these titles.
For some research projects you may be required to use primary sources. How can you identify these?
A primary source provides direct or firsthand evidence about an event, object, person, or work of art. Primary sources include historical and legal documents, eyewitness accounts, results of experiments, statistical data, pieces of creative writing, audio and video recordings, speeches, and art objects. Interviews, surveys, fieldwork, and Internet communications via email, blogs, listservs, and newsgroups are also primary sources. In the natural and social sciences, primary sources are often empirical studies—research where an experiment was performed or a direct observation was made. The results of empirical studies are typically found in scholarly articles or papers delivered at conferences.
Secondary sources describe, discuss, interpret, comment upon, analyze, evaluate, summarize, and process primary sources. Secondary source materials can be articles in newspapers or popular magazines, book or movie reviews, or articles found in scholarly journals that discuss or evaluate someone else's original research.
from Ithaca College Library, https://library.ithaca.edu/sp/subjects/primary