This guide will help you understand what primary sources are and where to find them. If you need help, don't hesitate to contact the history subject librarian whose contact information is in the box to the left, as well as consulting your instructor.
3) "Primary Sources on the Web: Finding, Evaluating, Using"From the American Library Association. Explains primary sources, provides links to primary sources on the web, and how to evaluate and cite primary sources on the web. Predominantly useful for United States and Canadian history primary sources.
4) "Guide to Online Primary Sources" from the University of California, San Diego. An extensive resource for primary sources in California, U.S. history, world history, maps, medieval history, newspapers, religion and more. NOTE: If you see a lock icon next to a resource, this indicates access is only available to UC San Diego students.
5) Falsification of history. There are famous (and infamous) examples of primary sources being altered for purposes of propaganda and "rewriting history."
One such print book, owned by the library is, The commissar vanishes: the falsification of photographs and art in Stalin's Russia. The call number and floor location can be found here.
For digital alteration, consult this print book, available to borrow through the CSU+ system from CSU East Bay or San Francisco State University: Photo Forensics.
7) From the CPP Library Special Collections website, two links to a variety of primary sources owned by the library, a variety of California state, county, and city primary sources, and an eclectic mix of miscellaneous primary sources. It may be fruitful to explore these links!
Selected Links on Archives and Special Collections.Includes primary sources of California archives and museums, California Digital Library (California history), USC Digital Library, Los Angeles primary source material, and American Memory (Library of Congress).
8) Finding primary sources on the Internet.
Try a Google search by including the phrase "primary sources." As an example, to locate primary source material on Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles, use the search string: Los Angeles Chinese immigrants [or immigration] primary sources. This will retrieve a number of documents and images.