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HIST 103: A Beginner's Guide to Forgery (Gillingham): Find Primary Sources

What is a Primary Source?

Primary sources provide the raw data you use to support your arguments. For historical research, primary sources are those documents which provide evidence of how things were at a particular time in history, and can include newspaper articles, oral histories, manuscripts or letters, or images. Primary sources have to be considered in their historical context, and you can use secondary sources like journal articles and books, or reference sources like encyclopedias, to make sense of what find in those primary sources.

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