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ED POL 750 & ED POL 850

Historically Framing Your Topic

Learning to Do Historical Research

Primary vs. Secondary Sources

Primary sources are original material or data, while secondary sources are analyses, interpretations, or comments on the primary sources. Examples:

Primary Secondary
Autobiographies Books
Letters Journal Articles
Photographs Encyclopedias
Firsthand Accounts of Events Dictionaries
Official Memoranda Reviews
Laws and Treaties Critical Essays

UWM databases for primary sources

Finding Oral Histories

Wisconsin Policy, Law and Administration Sources