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Primary vs. Secondary Sources
You may come across the terms primary sources and secondary sources.
Primary sources are original works or research before it has been commented on, analyzed, or interpreted.
- published first-hand accounts, or stories
Secondary sources provide commentary or analysis on primary sources.
- history textbooks
- journal and magazine articles that review or provide analysis
- books that provide criticism or commentary
Use the library catalogue to find:
You can access our library catalogue here: https://insignia.wrsd.ca/wchsopac
Use an article database to find:
- newspaper articles
- magazine articles
- journal articles
Use a search engine (google) to find: