Primary Source Analysis

Created by Kaitlin Alcontin, Kian Ravaei

Primary Source Analysis is an interactive tutorial that walks learners through a five step process of researching a primary source. Test your skills with example documents from UCLA Special Collections!

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Kaitlin Alcontin, Kian Ravaei


Neha Gupta, Jake Arakawa, Hannah Sutherland, Chris Lopez

Learning Outcomes

  • List 5 examples of questions to ask when analyzing primary sources
  • Identify the 5 basic steps of primary source analysis
  • Articulate how primary source content relates to research question in academic language