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Evaluation of Information Sources
Part I, Types of Information Sources

Primary Sources:

A Primary Source of information is a firsthand or eyewitness account of an event. It is also raw data or facts which were gathered at an event. They are direct sources of information.

Primary sources include diaries, letters, newspaper articles reported from an event, public documents, laws, court records, speeches, statistics, surveys, logs, journals, family bibles, etc.

A Primary Source of Information is actual evidence presented without any analysis or interpretation.

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