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In EBSCOhost databases, what are Primary Source documents?

For selected databases, Primary Source content is available on Source Type Result Lists in EBSCOhost. Primary Sources are a combination of current and historical information that provides access to primary source documents, Essential Documents of American History, letters, government documents, speeches, Supreme Court cases, etc. The information provides historical context and noteworthy events.

An item qualifies to be primary source document if they are original materials i.e. original source or evidence or information created by an individual or organization.

For example:

  • A letter by an entity such as Queen Elizabeth, Mark Twain, Toni Morrison, or Bill Clinton

  • US Constitution

  • An original painting
  • Orders given by generals in a war