Primary Source Research Paper

A primary source is an original object or document - the raw material or first-hand information.Some materials might be considered primary sources for one topic but not for another.For example, a newspaper article about D-Day (which was June 6, 1944) written in June 1944 was likely written by a participant or eyewitness and would be a primary source; an article about D-Day written in June 2001 probably was not written by an eyewitness or participant and would not be a primary source.Secondary sources include comments on, interpretation of, or discussions about the original material.You can think of secondary sources as second-hand information. If you tell someone else what I told you, you are the secondary source.No, quotes from historical figures which are found in secondary sources are not considered primary sources.The author of the book has processed the quotation, selecting it from the original source.Primary sources include historical and legal documents, eyewitness accounts, results of experiments, statistical data, pieces of creative writing, and art objects.In the natural and social sciences, primary sources are often empirical studies - research where an experiment was done or a direct observation was made.APSU users are also required to use his or her official APSU e-mail address ending with "@apsu.edu" when signing up for a new account.Are your searches not yielding the results you expected?

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