Primary sources are original texts and other materials produced during the time period you are interested in. Primary sources include but are not limited to:
If you are doing an assignment that requires you to find primary resources, you may be searching in an archival collection, special collections, or historical research database (such as a newspaper database). You may even be asked to access microfilm or microfiche readers.
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Secondary sources provide an analysis of events, people, or ideas after (or long after) the original event has occured.