Library Research Guide
A primary source is anything that has been created by a person who witnessed or experienced an event as a contemporary, such as:
Primary sources also include things written, published, or recorded at the time of the event, such as:
Use Search It to look for books containing primary sources.
Some books will include primary sources like: diaries, letters, journals, manifests, maps, photographs, interviews, and more.
To locate primary sources add these keywords to your search:
Additionally, many books will have appendices containing samples of primary sources used by the author.
K-State Libraries subscribes to primary source databases. These include films, photographs, and even audio files. Some databases relevant to war and memory include:
Googling is a great way to find archives and digital collections online. However, sometimes these collections are hidden several levels deep and aren't readily unearthed by Google.
Here are questions to help locate a digital collection or archive:
These online archives provide materials related to the Holocaust prior to and including World War II.
These three sites are focused purely on the Holocaust.
These two sites cover World War II in general will provide the broader context of the Holocaust in France.