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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.
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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.
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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  • EuroDocs: Western European Primary Historical Documents [http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/]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.   
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What Are Secondary Sources?
  • It is generally at least one step removed from the event and is often based on primary sources.
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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
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What Are Secondary Sources?
  • A journal/magazine article which interprets or reviews previous findings 
  • A history textbook 
  • A book about the effects of WWI