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Help for secondary sources
Secondary sources are interpretations, analysis, discussion, or evaluation of a subject. Often, a secondary source is from a time period that is different from the subject studied; it is a secondhand, not eyewitness, account of events, people, or subjects.
Journal articles and books are often formats of secondary sources, but some of these may report original research data, eyewitness accounts, or interviews, in which case they may be primary sources. Context is important for distinguishing between a primary or secondary source.
Options for finding secondary sources
These can be at the end of journal articles (often called Reference List or Works Cited), in books, and published as a book or document, which may be found in our catalog or in WorldCat.
Encyclopedia and textbooks
Look at references in required book chapters or in reference books used for background information for your course.
These reports may include interpretation of events.
Syllabus for your courses
Look at supplementary readings for additional references.
Search: "murder" and "mass media" and "women" in EBSCOhost databases: Academic Search, America: History and Life, Criminal Justice Abstracts
NOTE: This is an example of a search related to the course. Not all search results are scholarly publications. This results list will automatically update when new, related content is added to any of the databases specified above. The technology that enables this is an RSS feed. Click on View Website, below, to see how the search was set up. Click on View RSS Feed to see the entire list of results.
Books and Journals - Women & Criminal Justice