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ENGL 100 Prof. Cross: Bogeys, Monsters, Ghosts & More: Primary vs. Secondary Sources

This is a course guide for Prof. Cross's research and writing assignment

Primary vs. Secondary

When you're researching folklore, stories and characters you can consider the story or the fairytale as the primary source. Writings about that story (such as critiques, analysis, etc.) are secondary sources.

Secondary sources often contain primary source materials within them, such the text of a particular poem, fairytale, or story -- either complete or excerpted -- that's being discussed. If you're still unsure whether a source you're using is primary or secondary, check in with a librarian!


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