Primary and Secondary Information Sources

Primary Information Sources Secondary Information Sources

Contain relatively new (original) scientific and technical information. • Books • Journal articles • Conference papers • Reports • Pre-prints • Patents • Theses • Internet sources

Act as pointers (indexes) to primary sources, which have been selected and rearranged under subject headings, authors etc. • Library catalogues - OPAC • Encyclopaedias • Handbooks and tables • Reviews • Databases
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Abstracts/Index CD-ROM Online

• Current awareness sources • Internet guides

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