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    •  What’s that? Let’s start with a dictionary definition... The information source that is derived directly from fully described (or referenced) formal observation, procedures or experiments performed with valid, scientifically accepted methods. In its strongest form, this material is usually (but not only) a paper in a refereed scientific publication. primary source. (2001). In Pharmaceutical Medicine Dictionary. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.lakeheadu.ca/login?url=http://www.credoreference.com/ent ry/pmd/primary_source
    • Scholarly Academic Peer reviewed
    •  How can you tell what a primary research article look like?
    •  Original  Abstract research  Credentials  Research methods  References
    •  Which databases will help you find primary literature?     CINAHL PubMed ScienceDirect Web of Science
    • Type in your search terms
    • Click on more under Article types to view more options
    • Note the different options. To find primary research, click on Journal Article
    • Click on the Search tab to start your search
    • Click on the Journals tab to start your search Under Limit by document type, click on Article for research/primary articles
    • Note that under article #2, it states that it is an original research article
    • Type in your search term and unclick Social Sciences and Art and Humanities
    • Note that you can also limit to a specific date range
    • Note the different options. To find primary research, click on Article
    • In person reference help is available at the Research Help Desk in The Chancellor Paterson Library By Telephone Call us at (807) 343-8302 or leave us a message. We may be busy assisting someone but we will return your call as soon as possible. By Email Send your question to us via email. We will respond to your question by e-mail within 24 hours (Monday to Friday). Requests received on weekends and holidays will be answered on the next working day. Chat Chat live with a librarian through the Ask a Librarian online research help service.