Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources
This document is the result of many years teaching a fourth year writing course for university seniors. Each year I begin with a discussion of primary, secondary, and tertiary sources. These notes will aid and support your discussion of primary sources. The document is in note form and provides a breakdown of the differences between primary and secondary sources in parallel columns. A brief discussion of tertiary sources in included at the end. Some key vocabulary terms are also included.
Keywords: primary sources, secondary sources, tertiary sources, research, writing, research projects,
Correlates to the following CCSS: