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Research Tip

What content can you squeeze out of primary sources?

Think about:

  • Who wrote/said/created it?
  • Why did he/she write/say/create it?
  • How did this particular source affect others?
  • How does this source relate to your argument/thesis statement?

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Generally, information develops from specific to broad. An event happens, people report on it, people analyze it, and it becomes a part of the historical narrative. Your research sources should move in the opposite direction, from broad to narrow.