Answered By: Brandi Porter
Last Updated: Sep 06, 2016     Views: 174


Secondary Sources are typically written after an event has occurred and are considered second-hand sources. They often analyze or interpret primary sources.

A Secondary Source can be:

  • Article or Journal
  • Books
  • Textbooks and Encyclopedia
  • Reviews of plays, or literature


Everything you need to know about what is a Secondary Source can be found by :

  • From the library home page - - click on the "Writing and Match Center" tab.
  • Click on the Writing Center link. 
  • From the Writing Center homepage, scroll down to the "Understanding Sources" box.
  • Click on the link for "A Guide to Understanding Resources" to learn more about primary and secondary resources.