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All You Need to Know About Finding & Using Primary Sources in Assignment

This article will help them in finding a solution to both of these questions.

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The first question that comes to the mind of students whenever they are given the assignment to work on is- "How to find and use the sources in the assignment?" Lack of sources is one of the primary reasons why students search on the internet, “Do my assignment."

You can opt for online writing services, but this article will also prove helpful to you. Read it to the end and you will surely have all the answers to your questions regarding identifying and using primary sources for your assignment.

Before we begin, let us understand what is primary data?

Primary data is the first-hand data and information that you collect on your own direct from the respondents and use that in your assignment. Now we will move on to the probable sources from where you can collect data for your assignment.


The first thing that strikes everyone’s mind is the college library. This is one of the best places where you can look for information related to your assignment. Books are the best resources for doing any kind of research. These are probably the most reliable sources you can ever have. 

Other than this, you can go to newspapers and magazines. Though not all of the information at these places can be trusted, the articles in the editorial section of newspapers can be easily relied on. The database and information you get through these sources can be verified too. 

The third platform to look for primary data can be Google News. With the advancement in technology, Google is one of the best platforms to look for information. But just like newspapers and magazines, you need to make sure that you pick data only from reliable websites available on Google.

Self-collection of primary data

If you want to go much more into the details of the research, you can yourself go ahead and meet the people who are facing the issues that you are going to highlight through your work. You may interview them personally or give them a questionnaire to fill and submit responses. 

How to use primary data in the assignments?

Okay, so this is the most important question you need to answer for yourself. No matter how substantial details you have, they are of no use if you are not able to present them impressively. You may choose to make tables and graphs or write simple paragraphs based on the kind of information you have. Suppose you are dealing with figures, it is better to use tables and graphs than otherwise.

Let’s look at another important question which is how primary sources can benefit you in your assignment?

Well, if you find your information from sources that have not been much explored, you can make your assignment writing very strong using them. Else you can interpret someone else’s research in a way that no one would have ever imagined. In any of the above-mentioned ways, you can very easily score really well in your assignment.


Students are generally found not being able to find sources for their research or getting confused with the amount of information they have. This article will help them in finding a solution to both of these questions.

About the author:

The author is a full-time academic writer associated with Assignment Prime. Other than helping students, he also likes playing football and badminton.

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