It can often be challenging to locate current, contemporary primary sources for your research. Below are some types of primary sources and where you might find access to them. Typically, because these sources have been created recently, the best option is to see if you can see find them where they were produced.
|Types of Primary Sources:||Where you can find them?|
|Social media||Social media platforms|
|Interviews, News Articles, Op-Eds||News outlets|
|Documentaries||Library databases and search engines|
|Government reports||Government websites|
We have the following databases that have current documentaries on a variety of topics. You can also search for documentary videos in our catalog, DELCAT.
Examples of Documentary Websites:
Consider the following questions and points when evaluating current primary sources.