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A guide for Mrs. Winstead's English Research Paper.
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Classification of Resources

Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary: what's the difference?

Check out this video on "Primary, Secondary, Tertiary Resources" from the Beam Library at Oklahoma Christian University.

PRIMARY: materials represent an original work (text, painting, or item) or document an event at its occurence (photo, diary entry, or

SECONDARY: sources are analyses of, commentary on, critiques about, or responses to Primary Sources.Reputable secondary
                        materials have been well-vetted via the peer-reviewed process.

TERTIARY: items are often compilations of excerpts from Secondary Sources and can be used to identify themes or threads
                    pertaning to concepts in a discipline.


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