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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: 92 votes (64.34%)
Secondary source: 42 votes (29.37%)
Not Sure: 9 votes (6.29%)
Total Votes: 143

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: 75 votes (68.18%)
Secondary source: 31 votes (28.18%)
Not Sure: 4 votes (3.64%)
Total Votes: 110

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: 27 votes (32.93%)
Secondary source: 55 votes (67.07%)
Not Sure: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 82

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: 16 votes (25.81%)
Secondary source: 43 votes (69.35%)
Not Sure: 3 votes (4.84%)
Total Votes: 62

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: 26 votes (46.43%)
Secondary source: 28 votes (50%)
Not Sure: 2 votes (3.57%)
Total Votes: 56

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: 29 votes (36.71%)
Secondary source: 48 votes (60.76%)
Not Sure: 2 votes (2.53%)
Total Votes: 79