To search Discover ( via the library homepage) for materials likely considered primary sources, add the following search statement to your topic search by copying-and-pasting it and perform an Advanced:SUBJECT search:
(documents OR interviews OR correspondence OR letters OR speeches
OR narratives OR diaries OR sources OR collections OR memoir OR autobiography)
Example: Advanced Search
Keyword: sex* AND "latin america"
Subject: (documents OR interviews OR correspondence OR letters OR speeches OR narratives OR diaries OR sources OR collections OR memoir OR autobiography)
Then, under the Search Tools menu:
Source Type: eBook
Library Location: Franklin & Marshall College
Searching Newspapers for Primary Source Material
Newspapers are considered primary sources when one uses them for their reporting written at a particular moment -- which is effectively a first-hand account of an event. Interviews published in newspapers during the historical moment of interest are also considered primary sources. The key is to know the specific date of an event (and to approximate how long after the event newspapers would still be publishing articles about it), the approximate date range of an historical time period of interest, etc., then to select the appropriate newspaper database to search.
Historical access to the New York Times (1851-2015), Chicago Tribune (1849-1996), Los Angeles Times (1881-1995), Philadelphia Inquirer (1860-2001), and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1786-2003). Also features contemporary content for the New York Times (2008-three months ago) and The Wall Street Journal (2008-three months ago). Date range covered is unique to each newspaper.
Features a variety of U.S. and international news resources: newspapers, magazines, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blog and web publications, reviews, obituaries, and editorials. Dates of coverage varies per title.
Full-text access to major U.S. and international newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Chicago Sun-Times, and local Lancaster newspapers. Coverage varies, dating back from 5 to 20 years.