A primary source provides direct or firsthand evidence about an event, object, person, or work of art. Characteristically, primary sources are contemporary to the events and people described and show minimal or no mediation between the document/artifact and its creator. As to the format, primary source materials can be written and non-written, the latter including sound, picture, and artifact. Examples include:
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Victorian-era Literature (British)
Victorian-era Literature (American)
Victorian-era History, Great Britain
Use some of the following subject headings in the online catalog.