Source primary material in JStor
Primary sources may be located in Jstor by going to advanced search and selecting the Pamphlets option of sources.
What are primary sources?
Primary sources are artefacts that provide first-hand knowledge of historical events or experiences.
You may also find primary source material reproduced within a secondary source, such as a published biography or history book.
Primary sources can include:
personal narratives, diaries, memoirs, correspondence
speeches and letters
treaties, declarations and laws
sheet music, works of art, photographs, maps, advertisements
film, television programs and video footage
journal articles that present original research
Evaluating primary sources
Primary sources are foundations of histories. Evaluation of sources is essential to scholarly research.
Criteria for evaluation: Similar critieria apply to those for general website and source evaluation:
From: University of Western Australia http://guides.is.uwa.edu.au/primary_sources
Created and share with permission by Brendan Toohey, AIS. 2014