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REL 151 Religions of Africa: Articles

Primary Sources

Primary sources are documents like letters, diaries, sermons, music, interviews and news articles written by people living through an event. They are often useful to help you identify the issues a person or people thought were important. They help you see opposing viewpoints surrounding an issue.

Secondary Sources

Secondary sources are typically scholarly articles and books written to analyze a topic or issue.

Tertiary Sources

Tertiary sources are resources like encyclopedias, biographies, fact books and textbooks that summarize major topics. They are useful to help you find basic background information on a topic for further research. For example, you might read an encyclopedia article on a topic to learn who were important people involved with an event. Then you can look for primary sources by those people and secondary sources about those people.

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