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Social Science papers
Definition: The first level of information
in an area of scholarly inquiry. The actual
documents vary by discipline. In the hard sciences,
primary literature refers to reports on original
research; in philosophy, it refers to the original works
of philosophers; in literature, it refers to the texts of
literary authors; in history, manuscript materials (such
as diaries) are included; in the social sciences, it
refers to data from questionnaires, polls, and surveys,
as well as statistical data (such as census materials).
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Each major field has specific indexes or
databases that you can use to find information. Some of
these indexes are electronic so you can search them on
computer. But some are in paper format only.
Books can be found using your library catalog, which is
most likely on computer as well. Ask a librarian
for help in locating and using these tools.
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as a humor piece by David Adams, a graduate
student at The University of Georgia, in 1962