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HIST 301: Historian's Craft (Petty, Spring 2024)

What is a "Good" secondary source?

Consider:

  • Who wrote the source?
  • When? Is it outdated?
  • What is their methodology / sources?
  • Who is the audience?
  • Who is the publisher?
  • Is their argument convincing?
  • Is the article/book related to your paper?