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Primary Sources are used in a variety of disciplines, and the definition may vary depending on your course. Generally, a primary source is a first-hand account of an event, period, era, etc. For example, a newspaper article published in the 1860s describing a Civil War battle would qualify. It may also be an original source; a poem could be the primary source, whereas a critical analysis of the poem would be the secondary source.
See our Primary Sources Guide