HIS 125: U.S. History to 1865: Primary / Secondary Sources

Professor Broussard, Fall 2015.

Primary, Secondary, Tertiary

When evaluating the quality of the information you are using, it is useful to identify if you are using a primary, secondary, or tertiary source. By doing so, you will be able recognize if the author is reporting on his/her own first hand experiences, or analysizing/interpreting the views of others.

Primary vs. Secondary

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