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Researching at our Libraries: Primary Sources

A grade 9-12 portal for appropriate research information

Understanding Primary Sources

Examine primary and secondary sources from the Cold War era.

Using Primary Sources

How do you analyze and use primary sources in research?

The following tutorial from the Owl Writing Lab at Purdue University answers your questions.  At the bottom of each page, use the right arrow to progress to the next page.

           

Analysis 

Interviewing Strategies

Surveying Techniques

Analyzing Data               

Research Using Primary Sources

Confused about primary and secondary sources? This video explains the difference using examples from the Apollo 11 Moon Mission.