You can find primary sources for this topic in three places:
Books: the reserve list, in the stacks, and Garver. Many of the books on reserve for this topic, in the stacks, and in Garver have primary sources in them. To search for primary sources in books, click on the "Library Catalog" link to the left and do a search for your topic. Add the term "source" to your search terms. Look for words in the book's title like "a documentary history" or "sources." Also look for clues within the text like block quotes and distinct sections with a different author.
Databases. The OWHL has databases filled with primary sources, and those are listed below.Try playing with search filters to make sure you are looking at primary sources in the search results.
Websites. Below are a few websites with primary sources. Make sure to note the difference between any introductory text and the primary source itself.
If you're not sure if you're looking at a primary source, just ask a librarian for help!
Search using either the timeline or topic search to easily find news and eyewitness accounts and pro/con articles of events, issues and daily life in the colonies or during the Revolutionary War, westward expansion, the Civil War, Reconstruction, industrialization, the Progressive Era, World War I and other time periods.
Rich, comprehensive material found in leading historic periodicals and books with eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements and genealogical records.
Combining three rich databases to provide a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary resource that supports history, social studies, English, and language students, Daily Life Online moves seamlessly from past to present, providing context for contemporary life.