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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.
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Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: November 03, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 22, 2016
Keywords: primary sources, tertiary sources, information literacy, secondary sources

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Avatar for Sarah Morehouse
4 years 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.