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What is a Primary Source?
A primary source refers to documents that are immediate, first hand accounts of an event or topic. These can include:
- Original research
- Diary entry
- Video capturing an event
- Survey data.
Digital Ways to Find Primary Sources on Outdoor Pursuits at UNH and Beyond
UNH Digital Collections
Use the digital collections to find resources on New Hampshire photos, information about sports and recreation, and more!
Digital Public Library of America
Offers a single point of access to millions of freely available digitized items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, maps, and more—from America’s libraries, archives, and museums.
Early American Imprints. Series II, Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)
Provides full-text and full-page-image access to books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in America from 1801 through 1819.
Accessible Archives utilizes computer technology and a large team of conversion specialists to provide easy to use access to vast quantities of archived historical information previously available only in microformat, hard copy form or as images.
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