Primary Secondary and Tertiary Sources
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Primary Secondary and Tertiary Sources

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This lecture contextualizes the idea of primary, secondary and tertiary sources in the ideas of scholarly communication. It explains how to tell the difference between the three categories, what each category is used for in research, and where to find them.
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: November 03, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 03, 2013
Keywords: tertiary sources, secondary sources, information literacy, primary sources

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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
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Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
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Avatar for Sarah Morehouse
45 weeks ago

Sarah Morehouse (Librarian)

This video addresses the differences in how primary, secondary, and tertiary information sources are accessed and used, from the points of view of different disciplines. It goes beyond issues of format and talks about it in terms of who created the information and in what context.