Using Primary Sources

This module will help you get acquainted with using primary sources in your area of research.

When you have completed this module, you should know how to

  • distinguish between primary and secondary sources in the humanities and social sciences
  • understand the importance of historical context when analyzing primary sources
  • use the online catalog to find primary sources in published works
  • identify primary source resources on the Web
  • use a database to find original research articles
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