Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
ONESEARCH JOURNALS & NEWSPAPERS DATABASES INTERLIBRARY LOAN RESEARCH GUIDES GET HELP

RE240: Religion, Power, and Difference: Primary Sources

Research guide for Religion 240: Religion, Power, and Difference taught by Professor Amy Langenberg.

Historic Newspapers

What are primary sources?

A primary source is an original object or document - the raw material or first-hand information, source material  that is closest to what is being studied. 

Primary sources vary by discipline and can include:

  • historical and legal documents
  • eye witness accounts: newspapers from the time the event took place
  • letters and journals
  • results of an experiment
  • statistical data
  • creative writing: novels, stories, poetry
  • religious texts
  • art objects: drawings, photos, paintings, sculptures
  • architecture
  • films and tv programs
  • BUT...Anything can be treated as a primary text, i.e. a webpage produced by a political group or a biographical film.

Images

Archival Collections