HIST 1000: Nature in History (Olfelt)
Primary or Secondary Source?
A primary source is first-hand information created during the time that you are researching.
What is it?
Who wrote or made it?
When was it written or made?
Where was it written or made?
How was it written or made?
What is the tone of the source?
Who was the intended audience of this source? How might that influence its content?
Why was this source written or made? What is its intended purpose?
What research questions might this source suggest?
Example from Class
Examples of Primary Sources
Objects from the time