These resources, commonly referred to as primary sources, include historical newspapers, historical journals, and digital collections. NOTE: for historical research purposes it is important to remember that what we call something today is not necessarily what it was referred to as in the past. For example the terms lunatic, lunacy, asylum, insane, insanity, and madness appear in many historical sources, whereas mental illness is a term most commonly used today.
Examples of primary sources:
Information about a primary source, person, or event that provides an interpretation, analysis, or commentary.
Examples of secondary sources: