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RefWorks / Manage Your Research
RefWorks -- an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.
Set up an account using your UAA/APU user ID and Password, and start organizing and sharing your research.
Primary & Secondary Sources
When researching your topic, a distinction between PRIMARY and SECONDARY sources must be considered.
Generally, PRIMARY sources were created at the time of an historical event, or by a participant in that event. Primary sources represent a "window in time", and can most closely convey historical events. Examples include:
- Diary entries
- Personal narratives
SECONDARY sources are derived from the works already written, recorded or published. Most history books are SECONDARY sources, relying on previously written accounts.