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Think about what types of primary sources might have been produced that would be relevant to your topic; think also about the people or organizations that could/would have produced materials. Some possible types of sources:
|Books||Photographs and images|
|Magazine and newspaper articles||Cartoons and advertisements|
|Diaries and journals||Movies, videos, DVDs|
|Memoirs and autobiographies||Audio recordings|
|Interviews||Public opinion polls|
|Speeches||Research data and statistics|
|Documents produced by organizations||
Documents produced by government agencies,
including congressional hearings and census records
You may also pair an appropriate SUBJECT heading with additional subject terms that identify materials as primary sources. Some of these terms are:
The above information is from the following website: https://guides.lib.berkeley.edu/subject-guide/163-Finding-Historical-Primary-Sources
Here are some links where you can search for Primary Source Documents: