Primary and Secondary Sources

These resources address conducting research with primary and secondary sources.

Conducting Primary Research [E-HANDOUT]
Purdue OWL
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/559/01/

This e-handout comes from the much-admired and used Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab). The e-handout begins defining primary research and then presents the types of primary research most often conducted in the undergraduate writing classroom: Interviewing,   Surveying, Observing,  and 
  Analysis.

Primary and Secondary Sources [E-HANDOUT]
Ithaca College Library
http://www.ithaca.edu/library/course/primary.html

Defines both primary and secondary sources and shows the difference between research and review articles.  The handout concludes with a paragraph on how students can get confused on the between primary and secondary sources.

Conducting Research [E-GUIDE]
Writing Studio – Colorado State University
http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/index.cfm?guides_active=conducting&category1=22

A writing guide from the acclaimed Colorado State University Writing Studio on conducting research. In stead of focusing on primary and second sources, the guide focuses on how to conduct library researchelectronic research,   and field research.

Primary and Secondary Sources [E-HANDOUT]
Ithaca College Library
http://www.ithaca.edu/library/course/primary.html

Defines both primary and secondary sources and shows the difference between research and review articles.  The handout concludes with a paragraph on how students can get confused.

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