Answered By: Liz Svoboda
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2020     Views: 8

Secondary sources of information typically summarize, analyze, or restate what is discovered in primary sources; examples include textbooks, encyclopedias, reviews of books or movies, and literature reviews of previously published studies.

The main difference between primary and secondary sources are that primary sources relate new information; an experimental study, someone's journal or letter, laws, and works of literature are some examples. 

Here is our webpage on the difference between primary and secondary sources: https://libguides.umflint.edu/idinfosources/primarysecondary.

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