A primary source is an artifact, document, or object that is an account or record of an event/phenomena from the time in which the event occurred. Examples include: diaries, letters, speeches, music, film clips, artwork, etc.
Below are select primary source search engines, subscription databases, and freely available e-collections.
Murphy Library's Special Collections and Area Research Center also offers on site access to primary sources relating to Wisconsin, La Crosse, and UWL history.
Resources that include multiple types of primary sources (e.g. letters, manuscripts, images, movies, documents, etc.)
Librarians can help you learn to make the most of the information resources, tools, and services of Murphy Library and beyond!
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