Answered By: Amy Krug Last Updated: Jun 03, 2015 Views: 624
Primary sources are the original source of the information being presented. Secondary sources discuss or contain information about primary sources.
Fox example, a journal article discussing the research study conducted by a team of psychologists is a primary source article, and the news broadcast that mentions "a recent study by researchers indicate..." is a secondary source.
Check the Primary & Secondary Sources guide for a more thorough comparison of primary and secondary sources, as well as examples of each.