Primary Sources

A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study. These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event. They may also present original thinking, new discoveries or new information collected at the time of an event.

Primary sources for this class will include:

  • Works (poem, speech, letter etc.)  by the ancient authors (Aeneid by Virgil)

Look in Omni under author's name or search the Perseus Digital Library

  • Image of an ancient artifact

Use the following database ARTstor
Check websites such as: New York Public Library Digital Collections or Getty Images

  • Reproduction of an ancient map (related to your topic)

Do a KEYWORD/SUBJECT search in Omni and limit to material type: Images


Content last reviewed: January 26, 2021