Educator Resources

Finding Primary Sources for Teachers and Students

Finding Primary Sources

  • Primary Sources from DocsTeach Thousands of online primary source documents from the National Archives to bring the past to life as classroom teaching tools.

  • Online Catalog Find online primary source materials for classroom & student projects from the National Archive's online catalog (OPA).

  • Beginning Research Activities Student activities designed to help you navigate the National Archives resources and web site.

  • Online Exhibits Exhibits featuring online documents, photos and primary sources from the National Archives

  • Our Documents 100 Milestone Documents of American History

  • Getting Started with Research How to start researching records at the National Archives. Finding your topic, identifying records, planning a visit, and more.

  • Online Research Tools & AidsIntroduction to catalogs, databases, and other online resources.

  • Citing Primary Sources Citing Records in the National Archives of the United States