The items listed below are recommended resources taken from Compass Interpreters, a division of the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR)
Primary sources are original documents, records or other materials created at the time of a particular event, or created at a later date by a person recalling involvement in a particular event or time period. This includes photographs, manuscripts, personal letters, diaries and other materials.
Secondary sources are materials that compile and reference original sources to describe and analyze past events. Textbooks are considered secondary sources, as are scholarly research articles and books written after an event, by someone not directly involved in the event.