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Primary sources are first-hand accounts, original manuscripts, or records or documents produced at the time of the event.
Original reports on science experiments
are some examples of primary sources. These may be available in their original form, or they may be reproduced or reprinted in another book or microform collection.
How to Cite Primary Sources
Citing primary sources correctly is an important part of studying primary sources, for a number of reasons.
It is important--and ethically necessary--to provide full credit to the creators and publishers of documents, and to allow future scholars to find the source quickly and correctly. Citing a primary source is also crucial to critical thinking and analysis because it requires that the student think carefully about where the source came from, who made it, and in what context the student first discovered it.
Access to over 200,000 digitized pages of public domain media industry trade papers and fan magazines, including Moving Picture World (1912-1918), Film Daily (1918-1936),Photoplay (1917-1940), Radio Broadcast (1922-1930), and much more.
Digitized stills from UCLA's Performing Arts Special Collections; includes black and white photographs and some color prints and slides; also includes publicity stills from various studios. The bulk of the collection dates from the early 1920s on.
Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary sources that document the history of the visual arts in America. Holdings include more than 20 million letters, diaries and scrapbooks of artists, dealers, and collectors; manuscripts of critics and scholars; business and financial records of museums, galleries, schools, and associations; photographs of art world figures and events; sketches and sketchbooks; rare printed material; film, audio and video recordings; and the largest collection of oral histories anywhere on the subject of art.
The Library of Congress provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity