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Competency 1: Identification
Discussion: Provide examples of a primary source and a secondary source. What distinguishes the two sources from each other?
Competency 2: Access
Discussion: What types of repositories hold primary sources? How do they differ from libraries? How might you access primary sources at these repositories?
Competency 3: Evaluation and Interpretation
Discussion: Is it possible to examine a record objectively? Why or why not?
Competency 4: Application
Discussion: How might you revise a working thesis based on new evidence from your sources?
Competency 5: Key Issues
Discussion: What are the key elements of primary source citation? What might be some economic barriers to researching at primary source repositoories?
Thank you for your interest in the Information Studies 210 tutorial. The tutorial focuses on understanding primary source research, including examples that illustrate how to find and analyze primary sources online. The tutorial is composed of five modules; each one dedicated to a specific element of archival literacy..
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