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The Vietnam War is a historically contentious conflict. It lasted for 19 years and involved multiple countries fighting by-proxy. For a general overview of the Vietnam War, Wikipedia is a reliable source. However, you should not cite Wikipedia for the same reason you wouldn't cite any other encyclopedia for your research assignments in college. It is a tertiary source reviewing primary and secondary sources -- and you are now budding scholars who should be critically reading and analyzing primary and secondary sources for yourself.
Your instructor wants you to use a mix of primary and secondary sources in your research assignment. It is critical you understand the difference.
The following was adapted from "Primary sources: A research guide" by Healey Library (UMass Boston):