This chart explains the characteristics that distinguish primary sources, secondary sources, and grey literature. It also includes examples to help you with identification.
Primary Sources (Direct first-hand evidence)
Secondary Sources (Summary of scientific research)
Grey Literature (Initial reporting of research findings)
Anatomy of a Scholarly Article: A guide from North Carolina State University Libraries which dissects a scholarly article.
How to Read a Scientific Paper: Video presentation that illustrates how to read through a scientific paper
What type of sources are the following?
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