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Basic Research and Citation Guide

Primary and Secondary Sources

Most sources can be classified as either primary or secondary. Depending on your discipline, you might be required to use both primary sources and secondary sources for your research. The comparison chart below gives a good explanation of the differences. Watch the videos to learn more in detail.

Source: DkIT Library

 

Primary vs Secondary Sources by Hartness Library 

Primary and Secondary Sources by OSLIS Secondary 

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