A primary source reflects an individual viewpoint from a participant or observer. See more. First hand accounts of someone's experience . Secondary Source. 01:23. as it was created by somebody with first hand knowledge . A primary source provides direct or firsthand evidence about an event, object, person, or work of art. Resource available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Academic Search (EBSCO) Definition of primary source in the Definitions.net dictionary. Primary Source : Secondary Source: Newspaper Interview of Gilles Duceppe: Newpaper article written post-interview, evaluating Duceppe's comments: Census data collected by Statistics Canada: An article using Census data to discuss population trends: Diaries or letters from soldiers during World War II: A book about the effects of WWII on soldiers