Where to Find Primary Sources: Helping Students with Research


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What is a primary source?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a common primary source?

2. What is a secondary source?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this worksheet and quiz, you can assess your knowledge of primary sources and secondary sources. You will need to be able to identify both of these sources in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you review:

  • Where to find primary sources
  • The definition of a primary source
  • Examples of secondary sources
  • Examples of primary sources

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to test out the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as primary source and secondary source
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of secondary sources
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related research lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about primary sources, review the lesson called Where to Find Primary Sources: Helping Students with Research. This lesson will help you:

  • Compare and contrast primary sources and secondary sources
  • Determine common primary source locations
  • Define secondary source