Writing A History Book

 

Primary Sources: Primary sources are original materials. Information for which the writer has no personal knowledge is not primary. In the study of history as an academic discipline, a primary source (also called original source or evidence) is an artifact, a document, a recording, or other source of information that was created at the time under study.

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Secondary Sources: In scholarship, a secondary source is a document or recording that relates or discusses information originally presented elsewhere. Secondary sources involve generalization, analysis, synthesis, interpretation, or evaluation of the original information.

 

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