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  1. Common examples of secondary sources include academic books, journal articles, reviews, essays, and textbooks. Anything that summarizes, evaluates or interprets primary sources can be a secondary source.

  2. sources. Instead, textbook authors usually rely on secondary sources written by other historians. Given the wide range of topics covered by a typical textbook, textbook authors could not possibly find and use all the relevant primary sources themselves. Examples of secondary sources: REFERENCE BOOKS: Reference books are good starting points for ...

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  3. Apr 18, 2022 · Examples of secondary sources include: A scholarly article about water and bathing in Mexico City, 1850-1920 A book about the psychological effects of WWI A 2019 U.S. government document examining the work of African Americans at two Manhattan Project sites An NPR piece on race and vaccine skepticism

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  4. Examples of secondary sources include: surveys of broad historical periods, works that focus on specific events or topics, literary and cultural criticism, and works on theory and methodology. Secondary sources can be found in books, journals, or Internet resources.

  5. For example, if you read a work by Lyon et al. (2014) in which Rabbitt (1982) was cited, and you were unable to read Rabbitt’s work yourself, cite Rabbitt’s work as the original source, followed by Lyon et al.’s work as the secondary source. Only Lyon et al.’s work appears in the reference list. (Rabbitt, 1982, as cited in Lyon et al., 2014)

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