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Investigating Primary Source Literacy, Joanne Archer, Ann Hanlon, Jennie A. Levine Sep 2009

Investigating Primary Source Literacy, Joanne Archer, Ann Hanlon, Jennie A. Levine

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Primary source research requires students to acquire specialized research skills. This paper presents results from a user study testing the effectiveness of a Web guide designed to convey the concepts behind “primary source literacy”. The study also evaluated students’ strengths and weaknesses when conducting primary source research.