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    • Primary vs. Secondary Sources The ability to distinguish between primary and secondary sources is essential in conducting research.
    • Primary Sources?
      • Primary sources are original records created at
      • the time historical events occurred or well
      • after events in the form of memoirs and oral
      • histories.
      • --ALA/Reference & User Services Association
      • http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/History/RUSA/
    • Examples of Primary Sources
      • Scientific journal articles reporting experimental research results
      • Proceedings of meetings, conferences, and symposia
      • Technical reports
      • Sets of data
      • Diaries
      • Interviews and surveys
      • Government documents
      • Letters and correspondences
      • Etc.
    • Secondary Sources?
      • Secondary sources are materials that provide
      • interpretations, analyses, explanations,
      • critiques, restatements and descriptions of
      • primary sources.
      • -- http://www.xavier.edu/library/xututor/glossary/glossary_sz.cfm
    • Examples of Secondary Sources
      • Dictionaries and encyclopedias
      • Indexing and abstracting tools used to locate primary sources (e.g., CINAHL, MEDLINE, other library databases)
      • Documentaries
      • Text books
      • Review articles and literature reviews
      • Etc.
    • Primary or Secondary? Context is the key! A scholarly article could be both depends on the way you use it.