What is the difference between primary and secondary sources?


The difference between these two types of sources is based on their relationship to the information. Primary sources document original research done by the scholar. Secondary sources typically compare and contrast multiple types of original research in order to create a better understanding or draw overarching conclusions. For help identifying primary and secondary sources you can view our research guide (see the link below).


  • Last Updated Oct 20, 2020
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