You can use EasyBib to help you CITE your sources (If you create an account using your @madison.k12.wi.us email account, you can have free access to the full EasyBib web site, save your notes and citations, and share them with teachers or export them to your Google drive.)
For more information on how to cite ALL kinds of sources, visit the Purdue University's OWL How-to web site.
Historians use a wide variety of sources to answer questions about the past. In their research, history scholars use both primary sources and secondary sources. Primary sources are actual records that have survived from the past, such as letters, photographs, articles of clothing. Secondary sources are accounts of the past created by people writing about events sometime after they happened.
For example, your history textbook is a secondary source. Someone wrote most of your textbook long after historical events took place. Your textbook may also include some primary sources, such as direct quotes from people living in the past or excerpts from historical documents.
People living in the past left many clues about their lives. These clues include both primary and secondary sources in the form of books, personal papers, government documents, letters, oral accounts, diaries, maps, photographs, reports, novels and short stories, artifacts, coins, stamps, and many other things. Historians call all of these clues together the historical record.
(From the Library of Congress Learning Page <http://memory.loc.gov/learn/lessons/psources/source.html>)
See your librarian for books containing primary sources.
Wisconsin State Journal - Madison, WI's daily newspaper
Prep Zone - check online for Dane County high school sports
The Badger Herald - UW-Madison's independent student newspaper
The Isthmus - alternative news media source for news, arts and entertainment, and everything happening in Madison.
The Daily Page - Madison, WI's alternative weekly newspaper
The Cap Times - a twice-weekly and online news publication for Madison, WI
Historical Newspapers Online - This is a really good listing of historical, digitized U.S. newspapers available online for free.