Answered By: Stephanie C Gillespie Last Updated: Mar 20, 2017 Views: 1625
A contemporary source is similar to a primary source, in that, it is from the same time.
Contemporary sources refer to reviews or criticism of a literary work (ex. poem, play, novel) that were written around the same time that the work was published. Contemporary sources reveal whether a work was immediately successful (ex. Harry Potter) or ahead of its time (ex. A Jury of Her Peers).