Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time of the event you are studying. They are different from secondary sources, accounts or interpretations of events created by someone without firsthand experience. Primary sources are created:
Here are some options for finding primary sources online through our databases.
These are books that you can access online through one of our databases or through a website. These books are fairly general, but there are many more that are more specific that are not included in this list. If you can't see what you're looking for, ask a librarian.
We have several books with primary sources from the modern Middle East in the library which are not available online. However, you can look through the tables of content and, if you see something that look interesting, ask a librarian who will send you a copy.
Use Noodletools to cite all your sources. As with your Mexico paper, start a new project to keep track of all your sources. You will be using Advanced Chicago/Turabian again.
If your source is one of many collected together in a book:
Here is an example of a Chicago style citation from the anthology Sources in the History of the Modern Middle East:
Hussein, Saddam. "The Revolution and the Woman." Speech, 1979. In Sources in the History of the Modern Middle East, edited by Akram Fouad Khater, 211-12. 2nd ed. Boston, MA: Wadsworth Cengage, 2011.