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CLA101H5: Introduction to Classical Civilization

Definitions of Primary and Secondary Sources

The definition of 'primary source' does differ in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural and Applied Sciences. The UBC Library offer clear definitions of primary and secondary sources.

The Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge offers a virtual classroom that includes, for example, Reading Primary Sources, What are Historical Sources? and Secondary Literature pages.

Online Resources

Look up any unfamiliar words, names, or people using the following resources:


Fun Stuff

Your professor has recommended the following sites if you want to have a little fun.