A primary source is a document, recording or other source of information created at the time being studied, by an authoritative source, usually one with direct personal knowledge of the events being described.
Primary sources include diaries, letters, family records, statistics, speeches, interviews, autobiographies, film, government documents, or original scientific research.
For more detailed information, see the Primary Sources Research Guide.
Emory University makes a good deal of primary sources available to students in a digital format. To see the complete list of primary source databases available to students, click here
Below you will find a select list of databases that are particularly appropriate for your coursework. This list is not exhaustive.