primary and secondary sources

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Primary and Secondary Sources : 

Primary and Secondary Sources

Primary Sources : 

Primary Sources Primary source Authoritative/authentic “artifacts” Usually first-hand or with direct knowledge of those involved Examples: Diary, journal, or log Legal document Photograph Anything produced by those directly involved

Secondary Sources : 

Secondary Sources Secondary source Discusses information originally presented elsewhere or about the topic Often cites or builds upon primary sources Examples: Textbook or other book chapters Web sites Articles or essays

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