Q. What's a secondary source?


A secondary source analyzes a primary source.

Many scholarly journal articles and books (except works of fiction and memoirs/autobiographies) are secondary sources.  For example, a journal article that presents the scientific findings of an experiment is a primary source while a magazine article that talks about the findings of that journal article would be a secondary source.


  • Last Updated Jul 10, 2017
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  • Answered By Johanna MacKay

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