PRIMARY SOURCES VS. SECONDARY SOURCES
What are primary sources?
"Primary sources are documents, images or artifacts that provide firsthand testimony or direct evidence concerning an historical topic under research investigation. Primary sources are original documents created or experienced contemporaneously with the event being researched. Primary sources enable researchers to get as close as possible to what actually happened during an historical event or time period." - UCI Libraries, "What are Primary Sources?" LibGuide
Check out our archives, special collections, and newspapers to find primary sources on Chicana/o Studies.
What are secondary sources?
"A secondary source is a work that interprets or analyzes an historical event or period after the event has occurred and, generally speaking, with the use of primary sources. The same document, or other piece of evidence, may be a primary source in one investigation and secondary in another. The search for primary sources does not, therefore, automatically include or exclude any format of research materials or type of records, documents, or publications."- UCI Libraries, "What are Primary Sources?" LibGuide
Check out our books, articles, journals, and research databases for secondary sources on Chicana/o Studies.