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What is a primary source?

  • A primary source provides direct or firsthand evidence about an event, object, person, or work of art.
  • Primary sources include:
    • historical and legal documents
    • eyewitness accounts
    • results of experiments
    • statistical data
    • pieces of creative writing
    • audio and video recordings
    • speeches
    • art objects
    • interviews
    • surveys
    • fieldwork
    • Internet communications via email
    • blogs*
    • listservs
    • newsgroups