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Research is a conversation in which you engage with, interpret, synthesize and challenge different sources, ultimately adding your own voice to the conversation. The web is full of different source types that contribute different perspectives to the conversation, some more scholarly than others.
Instructions: Look at 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:
Use this link to access UIC Library's newspaper research guide and search for current newspaper articles (primary sources) on your topic.