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What is a primary source?

Last Updated: May 12, 2015  |  56 Views
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A primary source is original information. This can include (but is not limited to):

  • Eyewitness accounts
  • Experiment reports, including journal articles
  • Statistics

For instance, if you were studying Renaissance Art, Leonardo Divinci's work could be a primary source.  And if you were studying how tuberculosis affects populations, statistics from the Center for Disease Controls and World Health Organizations could be primary sources. 

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