Use the same subject headings you use to locate secondary resources, e.g. books, to locate primary ones by adding or looking for one of the special subject terms to your search. For example:
Sex customs--United States--History--Sources.
Women--Germany--Legal status, laws, etc.--History--Sources.
Sex role--United States--History--19th century--Sources.
Sex differences (Psychology)--Great Britain--History--19th century--Sources.
Marriage customs and rites--New England--History--Sources.
England--Social life and customs--1066-1485--Sources.
Primary sources are original sources, in which its witnesses or first recorders describe a time, person or event.
Some types of primary sources include:
For more information, check the Primary Sources page.
If you know ot a person involved in the event or from the time period, browse for that person's name as an author for memoirs, diaries, correspondence, etc. To do this:
Click Browse in the top menu.
Select Browse by Author. Type in author's name - last name first.