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This guide was created to help LMU students distinguish between and evaluate primary and secondary source materials. If you would like personal assistance in evaluating, finding, or citing primary and secondary sources, please contact us using the Get Research Help box below!
How to use this guide: the first few tabs address key questions. Try to answer those questions first. The other tabs talk about primary sources from the point of view of each College here at LMU. You can use them once you're comfortable with the basics.
Primary vs. Secondary Sources Video
A brief tutorial on distinguishing between primary and secondary sources, including examples of both.
YouTube video courtesy of the Hartness Library System.