ENSC 201: The Research Cycle: Primary and Secondary Information
Scientific literature is generally described as being primary or secondary.
Primary sources are reports of original findings and ideas. They may be print or digital, and include:
|Secondary sources are more general works that are based on primary sources. They may be print or digital, and include:|
The Research Cycle outlined below shows the process by which research publications are produced:
Last Updated: 13 August 2009