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PHOT 349: Documentary & Experimental Video

Use this research guide to find resources and learn about research methods.

Primary Resources

What are primary resources?

Primary resources are original works, often firsthand accounts that have not been filtered through interpretation. These include eyewitness accounts, original works of art, original photos, novels, historical documents, interviews, letters, diaries, raw data, and autobiographies, among others.

Secondary resources, on the other hand, are a degree removed from the original material. They are interpretations, analyses, or summaries. These include book reviews, essays, criticisms, and commentaries, among others.

Check out the video below for more examples.