Research is a conversation in which you engage with, interpret, synthesize and challenge different sources, ultimately adding your own voice to the conversation. We have access to a variety of source types that contribute different perspectives to the conversation, some more scholarly than others.
Instructions: Examine the source assigned to your group, and consider:
Based on this information, discuss with your group (and try to come to a consensus) whether your source might be useful for a research paper. Why/why not? If you would use it, *how* would you use it?
What is a Primary Source?
A primary source is material that was created at the time being studied. It can be a document, a recording or an artifact. It serves as an original source of information about the topic. Primary sources are distinguished from secondary sources which usually are analysis, commentary or a filtered account of the topic.
Types of primary sources (might also work as search terms for finding primary resources in the library catalog or Summon):
Tools for finding Primary Sources: