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Primary Sources

Example 1 - Theology

Decide whether the work below is a primary or secondary source based on the criteria you've learned in this guide.

Gutenberg Bible leaf

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Example 1 - Theology
Primary source: 116 votes (62.37%)
Secondary source: 59 votes (31.72%)
Not Sure: 11 votes (5.91%)
Total Votes: 186

Example 2 - Communication

Click the following link to open up an article in Communication and Mass Media Complete. Take a close look at it using the criteria you've learned in this guide, and decide for yourself whether it is a primary or secondary source.

Americans cry 'racism' over Absolut poster.

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Example 2 - Communication
Primary source: 27 votes (31.76%)
Secondary source: 54 votes (63.53%)
Not Sure: 4 votes (4.71%)
Total Votes: 85

Example 3 - Biology

Decide whether the work below is a primary or secondary source based on the criteria you've learned in this guide.

The Origins of Species by Charles Darwin

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Example 3 - Biology
Primary source: 91 votes (68.42%)
Secondary source: 37 votes (27.82%)
Not Sure: 5 votes (3.76%)
Total Votes: 133

Example 4 - Civil Engineering

Decide whether the work below is a primary or secondary source based on the criteria you've learned in this guide.

Pleading Their Own Cause.

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Example 4 - Civil Engineering
Primary source: 38 votes (54.29%)
Secondary source: 30 votes (42.86%)
Not Sure: 2 votes (2.86%)
Total Votes: 70

Example 5 - Art History

Decide whether the work below is a primary or secondary source based on the criteria you've learned in this guide.

Raphael's Stanza della Segnatura: Meaning and Invention by Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier

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Example 5 - Art History
Primary source: 35 votes (35.35%)
Secondary source: 64 votes (64.65%)
Not Sure: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 99

Example 6 - History

Decide whether the work below is a primary or secondary source based on the criteria you've learned in this guide.

A History of the English Church and People by Bede

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Example 6 - History
Primary source: 38 votes (36.19%)
Secondary source: 65 votes (61.9%)
Not Sure: 2 votes (1.9%)
Total Votes: 105