Answered By: Daniel Dylla
Last Updated: Feb 29, 2016     Views: 106

A primary source is an original document "created or experienced contemporaneously with the event being researched." Interviews, reports, speeches, tweets, blogs, or diary entries are good examples of primary sources. A subject encyclopedia is not a primary source, but rather a secondary source.

For more information, check out the "Knowledge Cycle" portion of our interactive tutorial Begin Research.

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