Answered By: University of Illinois Library
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2016     Views: 21

Secondary sources are sources that are written after an event has occurred and provide second hand information. Secondary sources typically offer background, different perspectives, and analysis on the topic. Some examples include: journals and magazines, news reports, encyclopedias, textbooks, and books. When searching for secondary sources check and make sure that the source is credible by looking at the author, the content, and the time of the publication with a discerning eye.

For more information check out the UGL guide on secondary sources.

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