The CBC Library has many published primary sources dealing with history. Primary sources for other regions and time periods are also available. These include books written during the period for your topic (i.e., during the Russian Revolution), books written by participants, published collections of correspondence and other personal writings, memoirs and reprints of collections of primary source material.
Many copyright free books (those published prior to 1924, US government publications and more) are available on the web free of charge. Some collections to search are:
To find published primary sources use the following strategies and search terms when searching the Story Library Catalog:
- church records and registers
- early works to 1800
- personal narratives
- probate records