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History: Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources add a layer of interpretation and analysis to primary sources, and are usually written after the time period being examined. Secondary sources can be:

  • Scholarly books and eBooks
  • Journal articles
  • Documentaries
  • Reports
  • Reviews
  • Conference proceedings
  • Reliable websites

Primary sources are original sources of information, typically created at the time of the events or individual being researched. 

Secondary Source Databases


Audio Visual Databases

University of Otago Databases


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