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HISTORY & CURRENT EVENTS: Primary Sources

Definitions

Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. 

Secondary sources are accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience.

WORLD DIGITAL LIBRARY

Finding Resources: World Digital Library - TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus

Overview The World Digital Library (WDL) provides access to multilingual primary sources from around the world. It's mission is to promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding by highlighting the stories and achievements of all countries and cultures. WDL "is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with the support of the United Nations ...