u A primary source is a document, speech, or other sort of evidence written, created or otherwise produced during the time under study.
Primary sources offer an inside view of a particular event.
8Autobiographies, diaries, e-mail, interviews, letters, minutes, news film footage, official records, photographs, raw research data, speeches.
8Art, drama, films, music, novels, poetry.
Relics or Artifacts
8Buildings, clothing, DNA, furniture, jewelry, pottery.
u Secondary sources provide interpretation and analysis of primary sources.
Secondary sources are one step removed from the original event of occurance.
8World Book Online encyclopedia (online)
8World Biography (database)
8literary criticism analyzing a play, poem, novel, or short story
8magazine or newspaper articles about events or people
8political news reporter analyzing an election or politician