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Research Fundamentals

Primary & Secondary Sources

Primary resources aren't just old books! Any original research is considered to be primary, so many of the peer-reviewed articles that you find in our databases are considered to be primary.


Primary Sources are created during the time of study.

Secondary Sources interpret & analyze Primary Sources.

Special Collections @ ODU

We have many primary resources related to ODU and local history right here in our Special Collections & University Archives!

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