Think about what types of primary sources might have been produced that would be relevant to your topic; think also about which persons or organizations might have produced materials. Some possible types of sources:
|Books||Photographs and images|
|Magazine and newspaper articles||Cartoons and advertisements|
|Diaries and journals||Movies, videos, DVDs|
|Memoirs and autobiographies||Audio recordings|
|Interviews||Public opinion polls|
|Speeches||Research data and statistics|
|Documents produced by organizations||Documents produced by governments|
Finding Background Information
Gather the information you have about your topic and consider what you still need to know before you start researching. You can use this information in searching for primary sources.
Reference works and secondary sources can help you find background information on your topic. You may find reference sources by:
See also the section on News and Research Groups in this guide.
Video and Image Archives
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