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Primary and Secondary Sources: Primary Sources

What are Primary Sources?

A primary source is a source of information, such as document, recording, or artifact, that has a direct connection to a person from a period of time. Examples of primary documents are correspondence, diaries, memoirs or oral interviews.

Primary Sources on the Web

Primary Source Documents through Drexel Library

New York Times Index (Print)  1st Floor, Drexel Library Reference Z6953 .N56


Considered the national newspaper of record, the NYT began publishing in the 1850s. The Library has the NYT in various formats from 1851 - current. Full text articles from early dates (1851-1913) will be on microfilm.

Subject Librarian

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Anne Krakow
Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library

Room 231