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Primary Secondary and Tertiary Sources

Primary Secondary and Tertiary Sources

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.


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Sally Robertson
Sally Robertson (Librarian)
2 years ago
This is an excellent explanation of the difference between primary, secondary and tertiary sources.
Sarah Morehouse
Sarah Morehouse (Librarian)
9 years ago
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.