Primary sources can be found in:
For helpful tips on how to make effective use of primary sources, check out the "Making Sense of Evidence" website.
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To find published primary sources, add the following terms to your keyword searches with the word AND:
letters or correspondence
Egypt AND documents
Lincoln AND oratory
Primary sources are the raw materials of history and include items such as diaries, speeches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, news film footage, official records, autobiographies. Primary sources can also include creative works (poetry, drama, novels, art) or relics and artifacts (pottery, clothing, buildings, furniture).
Secondary sources interpret and analyze primary sources and are one or more steps removed from the event that is being reported. Examples include journal articles, which interpret or review previous findings; textbooks, criticisms; encyclopedias; commentaries.