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A primary source...
A primary source was created or recorded during the time it occurred, or created/recorded by someone who was present during the experience or time period. Examples can include:
- Research results
- News footage
- Official records
A secondary source...
Secondary sources are one or more sources removed from the actual event; they offer an analysis of primary sources, or attempt to explain or describe those primary sources. Examples can include:
- Articles that offer analysis, review, or interpretation.