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Secondary Sources provide secondhand testimony or indirect evidence of a question or investigation. Thus, they are a step removed from the event or original information. Secondary sources interpret or analyze primary sources.
Some examples of primary sources include:
Articles that interpret,analyze, review research works.
Books that interpret, analyze, review research works.
Analysis or interpretation of data. For example, Statistics.
A blog post
An analysis of a case study
A critical examination of a literary work
Documentaries (though they often include photos or video portions that can be considered primary sources)
These databases specialize in history resources. You can search for your topic in these databases to retrieve journal or magazine articles, primary documents, images and more.
Offers full text from more than 2,300 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 130 leading history periodicals, more than 61,100 historical documents, 66,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 110,200 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
The New York Times (1980 - present)
The Wall Street Journal (1984 - present)
Washington Post (1985- present)
Los Angeles Times (1985 - present)
Christian Science Monitor (1988 - present)