What is a primary source?


Primary sources are artifacts or first hand accounts of an event or topic created by an individual or individuals who had a direct connection with the event or topic.  


Primary sources will vary in type depending upon the discipline. For more information on primary sources and to see examples of primary sources from the different disciplines see What is a Primary Source? on the Primary, Secondary, & Tertiary Sources guide.

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  • Last Updated Apr 16, 2024
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  • Answered By Elizabeth Clarke

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