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ENVS 100 - Integrated Environmental Studies

Introductory Environmental Studies class - Dr. Tom Henshaw

Starting Points to Find and Explore Topics

Primary vs Secondary Sources

Types of Sources

Primary Source Secondary Source

Reports original research

Reports and analyzes previous results without adding new data

Results of experiments

Editorializes on information from previously published paper

Reports on new discovery

Interprets previous study

Results of clinical trials

 

Examples

Primary Source Secondary Source

Published results of an experiment or clinical trial

News article reporting on an experiment

Published results of a research study or natural observation

Review of a series of articles on a given topic

Proceedings of a Conference or Meeting

Editorial article

Policy or Law from a government entity

Law review article explaining case law

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