In some instances, published materials can also be viewed as primary materials for the period in which they were written."
In other disciplines within the Humanities and social Sciences, primary resources may consist of original research gathered by means of a survey or questionnaire, interviews, focus groups, observation, longitudinal study or analysis.
Historians use primary sources as evidence. Additional examples of primary sources are diaries, personal journals, government records, court records, property records, military reports, and military rosters.
Using Primary Sources on the Web This guide provides an overview of what primary sources are with examples. Information about finding, using, evaluating and citing them is also included. Site developed by the American Library Association.