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American Literature

Types of Sources

What Does Primary Mean?

Primary literature refers to original texts, which may include various formats--diaries, newspaper articles, or sermons, for example. Search the catalogue to discover the library's editions of a particular author. The library collections on this page are digital collections of primary works--books and newspapers --mostly from earlier centuries.

What Does Secondary Mean?

Secondary literature is a source that provides non-original or secondhand information. They are written about primary sources. These sources offer an analysis or restatement of primary sources. they often try to describe or explain the primary sources. They otherwise add value to a primary source.

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