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Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources

Define the distinction between primary,secondary, and tertiary sources in a secondary search.

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Primary sources: Primary sources are original materials. They are from the time period involved and have not been filtered through interpretation.

Example: ?Diaries?Interviews (legal proceedings, personal, telephone, e-mail) ?Letters ?Original Documents (i.e. birth certificate or ...

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Define the distinction between primary,secondary, and tertiary sources in a secondary search.

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