Primary sources: are the original writings, artifacts or phenomena that scholars analyze in order to produce insight.
Secondary sources: are the publications in which scholars present their analysis, insights, and claims. On occasion, things that were originally published as secondary sources can be analyzed by future scholars as primary artifacts about what scholarship was like at the time of the original publication. In this way, some secondary scholarship can sometimes be considered a primary source, and how you categorize them depends on how you're using them in your work.
Just like there's no single definition of "primary source," there isn't one way to search for them. Some tips:
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