Primary means written at or near the time of the historical event.
Secondary means written many years later, probably by a scholar researching the historical event.
Search secondary source databases to locate scholarly articles
Search historical newspaper databases and periodical indexes to locate primary sources. Periodicals include newspapers and magazines.
If you are new to UNC Charlotte, you may want to browse the library's how-to videos and attend one of our drop-in library tours or research 101 sessions.