Knowing how to search for information is the first step in non-fiction narrative writing. Possessing the skills needed to search for primary source information is critical. Below are links to sites that can provide you with that type of data.
Search America's historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Produced by the Library of Congress.
This site, from the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning allows visitors to add their own personal stories, e-mails images, documents and other digital objects to the electronic record of September 11.2001.