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GU-Q INAF-100: Proseminar - Women in/and Journalism

What are Primary Sources?

A primary source provides direct or firsthand evidence about an event, object, person, or work of art.

Primary sources include:

  • historical and legal documents
  • eyewitness accounts (Newspaper articles sometimes are in this category)
  • pieces of creative writing
  • audio and video recordings
  • speeches
  • interviews (if the interviewee experienced the event as an eyewitness)
  • correspondence
  • diaries
  • letters

Suggested Primary Sources Databases