Questions to ask about a primary source? is it verified; who is the speaker; where did it take place; context of the source; who was there/mentioned; when was it written
Defining a primary source:
"A primary source is a document, image or artifact ... created contemporaneously with the event under discussion." (Williams, Historian's Toolbox, 2nd ed., p. 56)
Primary sources are evidence from participants in or eyewitnesses to an event.
Definition: gathering information; answering questions; notetaking; asking questions
Definition: collection of information; specific reference area; orangranized and searchable
Questions to ask about a secondary source?: why is this person writing about this; who is writing about this; what biases might the author have; what are the sources they used; when was it written