The librarians at Odum Library have put together this guide to help you learn about and discover primary sources available at Odum and/or on the Internet.
The librarians have created a handout that you can use to record helpful keywords for your topic, record potential sources, and to take notes. Get a copy of the Google Docs handout.
What makes something a primary or secondary source is not so much about when it was created, but rather its purpose in the course of your historic investigation.
Usually, a primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study. These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event.