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What is a secondary source?
Adapted from: Horst RK, editor. 1979. Westcott’s plant disease handbook. 4th ed. New York (NY): Van Nostrand Reinhold Company. p. 711.
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SECONDARY SOURCE MATERIALS
- Describe or analyze content from original materials (primary sources)
- Summarize or interpret first-hand evidence or account
- One step removed from the original
- Created later by someone who was not there
Examples: most books, magazines, encyclopedia entries, textbooks, biographies, commentaries, essays
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