Finding Effective Types of Sources


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_____ are sources which are one step removed from an event or issue.

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1. Which of the following sources can sometimes provide unreliable or incorrect information if taken at face value?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of a primary source?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In order to find effective sources, you'll need to consider different kinds of resources. Gauge your knowledge of these resources and different types of sources using the worksheet and quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Complete this assessment, determining how familiar you are with:

  • What would and would not be a primary source
  • A section of historical books that can help you find sources
  • Type of sources that are one step removed from an event or issue
  • A source that can at times provide unreliable information
  • Examples of secondary sources

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of primary and secondary sources
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a source that can be unreliable at times if taken at face value
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on effective types of sources

Additional Learning

Cover more information quickly by using the lesson titled Finding Effective Types of Sources. Some topics you can cover in greater detail include:

  • The differences between primary and secondary sources
  • Why primary sources are beneficial to use
  • How to find sources