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Primary Sources: Home


This guide will assist you in understanding what exactly is a Primary Source. A Primary Source is different between the Sciences and the Humanities & Social Sciences. The pages on this guide will help you understand the nature of a "Primary Source" between these academic areas, as well as how to locate them.

Primary Sources in the Humanities & Social Sciences

Primary and Secondary Sources in the Sciences

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