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Primary vs. Secondary Sources


Primary Source
Secondary Source
Art original painting biography of an artist
Business company's monthly financial report article about inflation
History diary of a civil war soldier book about the Civil War
Legal Studies transcript of a court decision legal treatise
Literature novel critical review of a novel
Political Science Treaty of Versailles essay about the end of World War I
Psychology journal article reporting results of a study journal article on psychological theorems
Science biological field notes biology textbook