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Primary and secondary sources

Post by natttt
Posted on 2012-02-09 13:01:33
A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study. These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event.

Examples of primary sources:
ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS (excerpts or translations acceptable): Diaries, speeches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, news film footage, autobiographies, official records
CREATIVE WORKS: Poetry, drama, novels, music, art
RELICS OR ARTIFACTS: Pottery, furniture, clothing, buildings


A secondary source could be anything written later as opposed to first-hand accounts. Examples could be news, textbooks, documentaries, magazines, newspaper, books, radio, blogs and encyclopedia entries.


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