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What are Primary Sources?
Primary Sources are your objects of study. They are different from secondary sources, which are accounts or interpretations created by other people.
The type of primary source changes dependent on your field of study, application, and interpretation of the source. This guide provides advice on how to find primary sources inside and outside the SSU library.
Examples of primary sources by discipline
Article, book, or film critiquing the artist or artwork
Narrative of an event (letter, diary, newspaper article)
Article, book or film summarizing a historical event and its aftermath
Article, book, or film critiquing or analyzing the novel or writer
Article, book, or film critiquing or analyzing the song or artist