Primary Sources

When searching for primary sources use these resources:
(Remember that the tutorials for these resources are in my Google Classroom:
FHS Media Center (

Gale Primary Sources is an integrated research tool allowing users to search across all of their Gale primary source collections. FHS products include newspaper archives from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Britannica Image Quest contains approximately three million images from more than 50 of the best collections in the world. All images are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use--ideal for use in lesson plans, student projects, school websites, and beyond.
The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. DPLA aims to expand this crucial realm of openly available materials, and make those riches more easily discovered and more widely usable and used.

SIRS Knowledge Source is a collection of 6 databases for students in grade 6-12 including photographs, government documents, primary sources, and ebooks.


Student Resources In Context provides contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events, including access to news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, and audio files.
MasterFILE Premier contains over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.