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Writing 101 (Van Bebber): Additional Resources

Professional Organizations/Conferences

Main Research Questions (Hot Topics)

Primary vs Secondary Sources

Primary Sources

  • Report of scientific discoveries
  • Results of experiments
  • Results of clinical trials
  • Social and polotical science research results
  • Factual, not interpretive

e.g results of a clinical trial to treat ADD by modifying diet

Secondary Sources

  • Analyzes and interprets research results
  • Analyzes and interprets scientific discovers

e.g. book about ways to treat childhood ADD without drugs


Source: Research Help: Primary vs Secondary Sources. Randolph Memorial Library, Borough of Manhattan Community College. http://lib1.bmcc.cuny.edu/help/sources.html

Primary Publications: Finding Books