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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: 98 votes (64.47%)
Secondary source: 44 votes (28.95%)
Not Sure: 10 votes (6.58%)
Total Votes: 152

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: 81 votes (68.07%)
Secondary source: 34 votes (28.57%)
Not Sure: 4 votes (3.36%)
Total Votes: 119

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: 32 votes (35.96%)
Secondary source: 57 votes (64.04%)
Not Sure: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 89

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: 18 votes (27.69%)
Secondary source: 44 votes (67.69%)
Not Sure: 3 votes (4.62%)
Total Votes: 65

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: 28 votes (48.28%)
Secondary source: 28 votes (48.28%)
Not Sure: 2 votes (3.45%)
Total Votes: 58

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: 32 votes (38.1%)
Secondary source: 50 votes (59.52%)
Not Sure: 2 votes (2.38%)
Total Votes: 84