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How can you distinguish Primary, Secondary and Tertiary information?
Primary Scientific Literature
Original information/materials on which research is based on and it is usually published in a peer-review journal. It includes original research, dissertations, technical reports, conference papers, and patents. It may also include data sets, pre-prints or preliminary reports.
How to locate primary literature?
Secondary sources of information are based on primary sources. They describe, interpret, analyze and evaluate primary sources of information.
Examples of secondary sources include:
How to locate Secondary Literature?
Tertiary literature synthesizes information from primary and secondary literature. Tertiary literature can include books, textbooks, encyclopedias, and dictionaries.
How to locate Tertiary Literature?