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HST 181 Fall 2021, 'American Life to Civil War Era': Primary, Secondary, Tertiary

The Distance between the Source and the Event it Describes.



Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources

Tertiary sources can be used to identify/verify facts, dates, names, locations, and other appropriate terminology.

Re-use the terminology/vocabulary from reference sources to search the article databases, to find scholarly, peer reviewed, articles (secondary sources).

Knowledge of dates is often necessary when searching for contemporaneous newspaper articles.