What are primary sources?
Primary sources are first-hand accounts of an event, topic, or historical time period and are original documents created or experienced contemporaneously with the event being researched.
NOTE: Many of these types of primary sources can be found in books and other print resources.
What are secondary sources?
Secondary sources are one step removed from a primary source and are analyses, interpretations, or critiques of primary sources.
What are tertiary sources?
Tertiary sources provide a general overview or summary of a topic and may contain both primary and secondary sources.