How Do I Make Sense of the Text?
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What's the difference between primary and secondary sources?
What are primary sources?
Primary sources are original materials. They are from the time period involved and have not been filtered through interpretation or evaluation. Primary sources are original materials on which other research is based. They are usually the first formal appearance of results in physical, print or electronic format. They present original thinking, report a discovery, or share new information.
What are secondary sources?
Secondary sources are less easily defined than primary sources. Generally, they are accounts written after the fact with the benefit of hindsight. They are interpretations and evaluations of primary sources. Secondary sources are not evidence, but rather commentary on and discussion of evidence.However, what some define as a secondary source, others define as a tertiary source. Context is everything.
What are tertiary sources?
Tertiary sources consist of information which is a distillation and collection of primary and secondary sources.
Examples of sources by discipline.
Source: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources, University of Maryland Libraries: Librarians at the University of Maryland were the authors & inspiration for the material.