Answered By: Rebecca Sedam Last Updated: Oct 28, 2016 Views: 33
A primary source is typically an original record or artifact created at or around the time an event took place. It can also be a first-hand account recorded after the event under study.
Here are some examples:
These are good guidelines. However, if you are working on a project for your class, it is very important to make sure that you and your instructor are in agreement about what constitutes an acceptable source.
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