There's no one thing! Try advanced searches in Catalyst for subjects like: biography [also use for autobiographies], newspapers, "personal papers" [use for archival material], correspondence [use for letters], personal diaries, photographs, videos, interviews, pamphlets, artwork, sources [a common one!], and many other types of things!
Online catalogs contain records for books, periodicals, and newspapers, and other materials that serve as primary sources for historical research.
Example) AU: Franklin, Benjamin yields Benjamin Franklin's autobiographical writings
Example) KW: War, Women, Sources yields: Writing the siege of Leningrad : women's diaries, memoirs, and documentary prose
SUBJECT: Europe -- History -- 1648-1715 yields Breaches and contraventions of France since the peace of Nimiguen
SUBJECT: Ireland -- Economic condition yields Great-Britain's commercial interest explained and improved [microform] : in a series of dissertations on the most important branches of her trade and landed interest, with an essay, shewing the great advantages which would certainly accrue to England, from an union with Ireland ; also a clear view of the state of our plantations in America, their constitution, trade, and revenues, with a certain method to encrease their commerce and strength.
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