When doing research, it is important to be able to distinguish between primary and secondary sources. Primary sources provide original thoughts, data, and information. Secondary sources are taking material that has already been presented and are writing about it.
If you would like some assistance with primary and secondary sources, don't hesitate to contact Trisha or Jane. Below are some examples of primary and secondary sources in our collections to help you sort through the differences:
Examples of Primary Sources in Thorndike Library:
Examples of Secondary Sources in Thorndike Library: