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Archival Resources: How to Analyze Primary Sources

Websites that Teach you How to Do Primary Source Analysis

Cornell University

Carleton College

University of Portland Professor Peter Pappas

NEH's Tools for Analyzing Primary Sources and Close Reading

The University of Iowa

University of Kentucky

 

Note: Not all questions will be answered and not all information gathered in the answers will be useful in your writing, however, it is important to have more than enough information than to have too little. 

Analyzing Primary Sources- A Quick Explanation

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