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Secondary Sources Poster

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 2 pages | Years: 1 - 7

A poster providing the definition and some examples of secondary sources.

Secondary sources are accounts that have been written after the fact with the benefit of hindsight. They analyse, review or restate information in primary sources or other secondary sources. Secondary sources are not evidence, but rather interpretations or evaluations of primary sources.

  • Bibliographies: Also considered tertiary.
  • Biographical works 
  • Dictionaries and encyclopaedias: Also considered tertiary.
  • Journal articles: Also considered primary.
  • Commentaries and criticisms
  • Magazine and newspaper articles
  • Textbooks: Also considered tertiary.
  • Websites: Also considered primary.

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