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This guide will help you effectively use primary source materials.
Last Updated: May 20, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Primary Sources (general)

definition:  First hand accounts by persons that were directly involved with an event.  (Tip:  think primary=first)

types of primary sources:

  • speeches
  • letters
  • journal/diary entries
  • newspaper articles
  • interviews
  • oral history (eyewitness accounts)
  • government documents
  • art
  • photographs

Intro Video: Primary vs. Secondary Sources

Evaluating Primary Sources


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