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HIST 3500 Primary Sources: Defining and distinguishing

Guide to researching first-hand accounts

Primary Sources, why so special?

Why do researchers turn to primary sources?

  • Direct evidence
  • Hear the voice of people from the past
  • Scholarship, best evidence
  • Only source of information available

Photo from Always Wear a Citation [Blog] August 7 2012.  Accessed 9/9/2013.

Defining and distinguishing primary and secondary sources

Primary vs Secondary Sources Games for practice

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