Presentation on theme: " Primary sources provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic under investigation. They are created by witnesses or recorders who."— Presentation transcript:
Primary sources provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic under investigation. They are created by witnesses or recorders who experienced the events or conditions being documented. Often these sources are created at the time when the events or conditions are occurring, but primary sources can also include autobiographies, memoirs, and oral histories recorded later. Primary sources are characterized by their content, regardless of whether they are available in original format, in microfilm/microfiche, in digital format, or in published format.
Hand-written letters Recordings of events Diaries/journals Newspaper articles Maps Minutes from meetings
A SECONDARY SOURCE is a secondhand account about people, events, topics or places that is based on what some other writer has experienced. Good examples of SECONDARY SOUCES are books, newspapers, pamphlets, encyclopedias and other materials in which information has been gathered for you. The original material of a person is called a primary source. When you use first-hand, eyewitness accounts to help you write a story, book, report or film, you are creating a SECONDARY SOURCE. Research article/document about an event