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About Primary Sources
Primary sources are original sources that first report on research or an idea. In other words, they are documents or records that contain firsthand reports or original data on a topic. Examples of primary sources include:
- research reports
- scholarly journal articles
- conference proceedings
- original manuscripts
- film footage
- sheet music
Try searching for the phrase Residential School. This term was used historically.
Elizabeth Long Memorial Home, Kitamaat (c. 1911)
Although librarians have carefully compiled these sources, there is no substitute for your own evaluation. Use the following guides to help you.