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What are primary sources?
Primary sources are first-hand sources created at the time of a particular event or period.
Finding archives with sources on your topic:
Primary sources can be found online, reproduced in printed books, or in their original form in archival collections. To find out which American archives have manuscripts and records on your topic, search ArchiveGrid. See our ArchiveGrid tutorial.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Open Access for Scholarly Content
As of May 2014, "more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the Museum and without a fee. The number of available images will increase as new digital files are added on a regular basis."
Oxford Classical Dictionary
An authoritative reference on all aspects of Ancient Greece. (NU Login required)
SBM Digital (Staatlich Musee zu Berlin)
The online catalog of images of the Berlin Museums, including the Pergamon Museum, one of the world's great collections of ancient and Middle Eastern art. Select Antikensammlung for the Ancient Greece collections.
Research the Acropolis, view images and 3D projections