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What are Primary Sources?. A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study. What are Primary Sources?.

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What are primary sources

What are Primary Sources?

  • A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study.


What are primary sources1

What are Primary Sources?

  • They reflect the individual viewpoint of a participant or observer. These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event.


What are primary sources2

What are Primary Sources?

  • Primary sources enable the researcher to get as close as possible to what actually happened during an historical event or time period


Websites primary sources

Websites-Primary Sources

  • http://www.archives.gov/education/index.html

  • American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library [http://memory.loc.gov/]

  • Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy [http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/avalon.htm]

  • EuroDocs: Western European Primary Historical Documents [http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/]

  • Gallica: Digital Library of the National Library of France [http://gallica.bnf.fr/]

  • Making of America: 19th c. books and magazines [http://moa.umdl.umich.edu/]


Books articles objects can be primary sources

Books, Articles & Objects Can Be Primary Sources

  • Diary of Anne Frank - Experiences of a Jewish family during WWII 

  • The Constitution of Canada - Canadian History 

  • A journal article reporting NEW research or findings 

  • Weavings and pottery - Native American history 

  • Plato's Republic - Women in Ancient Greece 


Several examples of words that identify a primary source

Several Examples Of Words That Identify A Primary Source

  • charters

  • correspondence

  • diaries

  • early works

  • interviews

  • manuscripts

  • oratory

  • pamphlets

  • personal narratives

  • sources

  • speeches

  • letters

  • documents


What are secondary sources

What are Secondary Sources?

  • A secondary source is a work that interprets or analyzes an historical event or phenomenon.   


What are secondary sources1

What Are Secondary Sources?

  • It is generally at least one step removed from the event and is often based on primary sources.


What are secondary sources2

What Are Secondary Sources?

  • Examples include scholarly or popular books and articles, reference books and textbooks.

  • Secondary sources may have pictures, quotes or graphics of primary sources in them.

  • PUBLICATIONS: Textbooks, magazine articles, histories, criticisms, commentaries, encyclopedias


What are secondary sources3

What Are Secondary Sources?

  • A journal/magazine article which interprets or reviews previous findings 

  • A history textbook 

  • A book about the effects of WWI 


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