Answered By: Erin McAfee
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2017     Views: 58

Primary sources are works created at the time of the event. Examples of primary sources:

  • newspaper articles written about a current event
  • articles about new research
  • autobiographies 
  • poetry
  • fiction
  • diaries 
  • art and music 

Secondary sources will interpret or analyzes primary sources. Examples of secondary sources:

  • history books
  • literary criticism
  • encyclopedias

More information about primary sources and how to find them can be found in our research guide on English Resources:

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