Finding Primary Sources Online
Many libraries and archival repositories are digitizing their special collections and making them available online. Below are two popular and authoritative digital collections.
An online version of a primary source may be referred to as a primary source surrogate. When using primary source surrogates, you should ask the following questions.
1. What is the authority/credibility of the organization that made the source available online?
2. Does the new format affect the integrity of the source? How does it differ from the original?