Primary Sources: What is a Primary Source?

Introduction

This guide is designed to give you an overview of what primary sources are, how they are different from secondary sources, how they can be used, and how you can find them in the library.  There is no single strategy to finding primary sources, and no single place to look. As a result, primary sources can sometimes be difficult to find, but can also be some of the most rewarding (and fun) results of your research. Be sure to start your research early so you have time to find and analyze your primary sources.

What Is A Primary Source?

This short video will give you an overview of what primary sources are and how they are different than secondary sources.

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