Primary and Secondary Sources

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  1. distinguish between primary and secondary sources,
  2. use each type of source appropriately in your research.

Content originally created by Jen Klaudinyi for CLIP, modified by Jaclyn Chambers Page for Niagara College Libraries

Introduction:

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Primary Sources: What are they?

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Primary Source Examples:

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When to use Primary Sources:

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Secondary Sources: What are they?

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Secondary Source Examples:

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When to use Secondary Sources:

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Primary and Secondary Sources Compared:

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Primary and Secondary Sources: The Importance of Context

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Primary and Secondary Sources: Review

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Questions:

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Credits:

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Further Questions?

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