Answered By: Lynn VanLeer Last Updated: Jan 17, 2019 Views: 11571
A primary source is any material where the author presents his or her own research, theory, ideas, or experience.
A secondary source is material that analyzes and discusses a primary source.
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NOTE: Some primary sources will include secondary source material, such as the literature review portion of a research article.
Video: Identify Primary and Secondary Sources
(2 min 42 sec) Transcript
- What is peer review?
- How do I find a classic or seminal article?
- Learn how to identify and evaluate different resources.
- What is an abstract?
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