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Finding Primary, Secondary, & Tertiary Sources

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Tertiary Sources: the mashup

Tertiary Sources:  Sources that assemble information from a variety of primary and secondary sources. The viewpoint is general and most removed from the original source.

Examples:  Dictionaries, encyclopedias, databases, abstracts, directories, indexes, fact books, almanacs, guidebooks, manuals, textbooks.

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