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Choosing Secondary Sources

Secondary sources are documents used to analyze, interpret, or study an historically important person or event. Examples of secondary sources include

  • peer reviewed articles,
  • scholarly books,
  • government reports, and
  • documentary films.

Watch the video below to find out how to choose the best secondary sources.

Scholarly/Peer Reviewed Source

What is Peer Review?

Peer Reviewed sources are written by an academic and reviewed by other academics in their field before being published. These sources engage in a conversation, adding new knowledge and/or challenging the way the topic is viewed by scholars.

Watch the video below for more information on Peer Review


Listed below are some of the  SOWELA Library databases that contain peer reviewed research articles that may be relevant to your work. 

You can also use our Quick Search option to search all of our databases at once. 

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