Secondary source

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In scholarship, a secondary source is a document or recording that relates or discusses information originally presented elsewhere.wikipedia
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Tertiary source

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A third level, the tertiary source, such as an encyclopedia or dictionary, resembles a secondary source in that it contains analysis, but attempts to provide a broad introductory overview of a topic. An important use of secondary sources in the field of mathematics has been to make difficult mathematical ideas and proofs from primary sources more accessible to the public; in other sciences tertiary sources are expected to fulfill the introductory role.
A tertiary source is an index or textual consolidation of primary and secondary sources.

Meta-analysis

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In general, secondary sources are self-described as review articles or meta-analysis.
A meta-analysis is a secondary source.

Primary source

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A secondary source contrasts with a primary source, which is an original source of the information being discussed; a primary source can be a person with direct knowledge of a situation, or a document created by such a person. In library and information sciences, secondary sources are generally regarded as those sources that summarize or add commentary to primary sources in the context of the particular information or idea under study.
Primary sources are distinguished from secondary sources, which cite, comment on, or build upon primary sources.

UNISIST model

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One such model is the UNISIST model of information dissemination.

Review article

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In general, secondary sources are self-described as review articles or meta-analysis.
Review articles come in the form of literature reviews and, more specifically, systematic reviews; both are a form of secondary literature.

Historiography

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German usually uses Sekundärliteratur ("secondary literature") for secondary sources for historical facts, leaving Sekundärquelle ("secondary source") to historiography.

Scholarly method

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In scholarship, a secondary source is a document or recording that relates or discusses information originally presented elsewhere.

Document

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In scholarship, a secondary source is a document or recording that relates or discusses information originally presented elsewhere.

Midden

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Common symbolic sources include written documents such as letters and notes, but not, for example, bits of broken pottery and scraps of food excavated from a midden, regardless of how much information can be extracted from an ancient trash heap, or how little can be extracted from a written document.

Obituary

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Other examples in which a source can be both primary and secondary include an obituary or a survey of several volumes of a journal counting the frequency of articles on a certain topic.

Modern language

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Some other modern languages use more than one word for the English word "source".

German language

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German usually uses Sekundärliteratur ("secondary literature") for secondary sources for historical facts, leaving Sekundärquelle ("secondary source") to historiography.

IMRAD

An example of primary source material is the Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusions sections of a research paper (in IMRAD style) in a scientific journal by the authors who conducted the study.

Book review

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A book review that contains the judgment of the reviewer about the book is a primary source for the reviewer's opinion, and a secondary source for the contents of the book.

Library and information science

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In library and information sciences, secondary sources are generally regarded as those sources that summarize or add commentary to primary sources in the context of the particular information or idea under study.

Mathematics

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An important use of secondary sources in the field of mathematics has been to make difficult mathematical ideas and proofs from primary sources more accessible to the public; in other sciences tertiary sources are expected to fulfill the introductory role.

Academic journal

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Secondary sources in history and humanities are usually books or scholarly journals, from the perspective of a later interpreter, especially by a later scholar.

Peer review

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In the humanities, a peer reviewed article is always a secondary source.

Leopold von Ranke

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Following the Rankean model established by German scholarship in the 19th century, historians use archives of primary sources.

Archive

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Following the Rankean model established by German scholarship in the 19th century, historians use archives of primary sources.

Headnote

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Primary sources may include cases, constitutions, statutes, administrative regulations, and other sources of binding legal authority, while secondary legal sources may include books, the headnotes of case reports, articles, and encyclopedias.

Precedent

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Legal writers usually prefer to cite primary sources because only primary sources are authoritative and precedential, while secondary sources are only persuasive at best.

World War I

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For example, many first hand accounts of events in World War I written in the post-war years were influenced by the then prevailing perception of the war which was significantly different from contemporary opinion.

Research

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*Original research