Primary sources are original materials created or produced during the time under study. These raw materials have not been interpreted, filtered, or evaluated. Because of this, primary sources enable the reader to make their own interpretations about the materials, without having to rely on what has already been written on the topic.
Examples of primary sources include
NOTE: Many things can become primary sources depending on how they are used. For example, a blog that analyzes a movie is a secondary source, but if you are writing an essay about how blogs analyze movies, the blog becomes a primary source.
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