Primary sources are firsthand accounts of something; they reflect the viewpoint of a participant or observer. Examples relevant to Political Sciences include the following, but are not limited to:
Why Primary Sources?
Primary sources may either be relevant to your research or provide a unique perspective to your research by providing firsthand accounts that provide depth to your research. All research can benefit from primary sources, but if you are researching historical foreign policy, some of the historical documents archives noted on this page may be of particular relevance.