What are secondary sources?
"A secondary source is a work that interprets or analyzes a historical event or period after the event has occurred and, generally speaking, with the use of primary sources. The same document, or another piece of evidence, maybe a primary source in one investigation and secondary in another. The search for primary sources does not, therefore, automatically include or exclude any format of research materials or type of records, documents, or publications."- UCI Libraries, "What are Primary Sources?"
Some examples of secondary sources:
- Journal articles
- Research reports
Generally speaking, secondary sources are written well after the events that are being researched. Check out our books, articles, journals, publications, and research databases for secondary sources on Chicana/o Studies.