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Primary or Secondary Source?

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Primary or Secondary Source?

  1. 1. Primary or Secondary? Identifying Primary Sources9/24/2012 E. Carey Santa Barbara City College Luria Library
  2. 2. Topic: The politics of black hairSource: A video on YouTube in which a woman provides tips on dealing with the practical and emotional aspects of transitioning hair from relaxed to natural http://youtu.be/nr8GbJNJ2jM Primary source9/24/2012 E. Carey Santa Barbara City College Luria Library
  3. 3. Your topic: The politics of black hairYour source: A video of a segment called “The Politics of Black Hair” from Melissa Harris-Perry’s show on MSNBC http://video.msnbc.msn.com/melissa-harris-perry/47755433#47755433 Secondary source9/24/2012 E. Carey Santa Barbara City College Luria Library
  4. 4. Topic: Racism in sportsSource: A news story about athletes who have been expelled from the Olympics for racist tweets http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/london/soccer/story/2012- 07-30/swiss-athlete-banned-michel-morganella-olympics/56591966/1 Secondary source9/24/2012 E. Carey Santa Barbara City College Luria Library
  5. 5. Topic: Racism in sportsSource: The racist tweet for which an athlete was expelled from the Olympics Primary source9/24/2012 E. Carey Santa Barbara City College Luria Library
  6. 6. Topic: Racism in sportsSource: An email from a spectator at the Olympics, to her friends back home, about how people around her reacted to athletes getting expelled from the games for racist tweets Primary source9/24/2012 E. Carey Santa Barbara City College Luria Library
  7. 7. Topic: Racism in sportsSource: A Facebook post, by an Olympic spectator’s friend back home, about what is going on at the Olympics Secondary source9/24/2012 E. Carey Santa Barbara City College Luria Library
  8. 8. Your topic: Interracial marriageYour source: A newspaper article from 1893, about Southern interracial marriage laws http://dbs.ohiohistory.org/africanam/page1.cfm?ItemID=17772 Primary source9/24/2012 E. Carey Santa Barbara City College Luria Library
  9. 9. Your topic: Interracial marriageYour source: An interview with an interracial couple, about how their families and communities have responded to them over the past 40 years http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/inbrief/2012/06/201206087068.html#axzz27MdEFQDr Primary source9/24/2012 E. Carey Santa Barbara City College Luria Library
  10. 10. Your topic: Black images in the mediaYour source: An interview with the author of a book about media stereotypes of African Americans http://www.soros.org/voices/black-male-image-american-mind Secondary source9/24/2012 E. Carey Santa Barbara City College Luria Library
  11. 11. Your topic: Black images in the mediaYour sources: Media images http://www.newser.com/tag/3970/2/stereoty pes.html http://www.crownheights.info/index.php?blogid =1&archive=2008-07&catid=23 Primary sources9/24/2012 E. Carey Santa Barbara City College Luria Library
  12. 12. More Examples Primary sources: Secondary sources: evidence of history & culture interpretation of history & culture Photographs Scholarly articles Movies Political analyses Plays Biographies Works of art Textbooks Songs Reference books Recipes Literary criticism Letters Reviews of art/movies/music (usually) Diaries News articles/broadcasts other than Autobiographies first-person accounts (usually) Memoirs Oral histories Speeches Birth/death certificates Land deeds Government documents Live news footage Interviews (usually)9/24/2012 E. Carey Santa Barbara City College Luria Library

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