Primary resource contains first-hand information, meaning that you are accessing the author’s own account on a specific topic.
Primary sources such as research articles often do not explain terminology and theoretical principles in detail. Thus, readers of primary scholarly research should have introductory knowledge of the subject area.
Examples of a primary source are:
How to locate primary research in USEK Library:
Secondary source discusses data originally presented in another source. This type of sources is written for a broad audience and include definitions of specific terms, history relating to the topic, principles etc.
Use secondary sources to obtain an overview of a topic.
Examples of a secondary source are:
Locate secondary resources within USEK databases such as: