Examples of secondary sources:

  • Bibliographies.
  • Biographical works.
  • Reference books, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, and atlases.
  • Articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers after the event.
  • Literature reviews and review articles (e.g., movie reviews, book reviews)

Other Question and Answers that can be helpful for you

1. Which is the best example of a secondary source?

Which is the best example of a secondary source?

  • There are journal articles that analyse or comment on research.
  • There are textbooks
  • There are dictionaries and encyclopedias.
  • There are books that analyse.
  • There is political commentary.
  • There are biographies of people.
  • There is a proposal for a thesis.
  • Newspaper editorials.

2. What are examples of secondary resources?

  • Paper Reviews
  • Grammarly
  • Webinars
  • Residencies
  • Modules
  • Course-Specific Resources
  • Podcast & Multimedia Resources
  • For Multilingual Students
  • Services by Faculty Request

3. What are the strengths and weaknesses of secondary sources?

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  • Ease of Access. There are many advantages to using secondary research.
  • Low Cost to Acquire. The use of secondary data has allowed researchers access to valuable information for little or no cost to acquire.
  • Quality of Research. There are some disadvantages to using secondary research.

4. What is the difference between primary and secondary sources?

What are the 5 primary sources?

  • archives and manuscript material.
  • photographs, audio recordings, video recordings, films.
  • journals, letters and diaries.
  • speeches.
  • scrapbooks.
  • published books, newspapers and magazine clippings published at the time.
  • government publications.
  • oral histories.