Tutt Library Research Guides
Recognizing Secondary Sources
"Secondary sources were created by someone who did not experience first-hand or participate in the events or conditions you’re researching. For a historical research project, secondary sources are generally scholarly books and articles.
A secondary source interprets and analyzes primary sources. These sources are one or more steps removed from the event. Secondary sources may contain pictures, quotes or graphics of primary sources."
--Harvard Library Research Guide: History of Science: Introduction. http://guides.library.harvard.edu/HistSciInfo/secondary Accessed 4/10/2017
"Evaluation of sources is essential to scholarly research. Consider the following when looking for reliable secondary sources:
University of Western Australia Library. Primary sources: Secondary sources Accessed 4/10/2017