Secondary sources interpret and analyze primary sources. Secondary sources are often referred to as one or more steps removed from the event. Secondary sources are published as:
Journal or magazine articles that interpret or review findings
Books that contain histories / commentaries / criticisms of a topic, and biographies
Secondary sources may include primary sources in them. (e.g. pictures, quotes or excerpts)
If the NSCC Library does not have the book on our shelves or electronically, HELM college libraries across the state and other affiliate libraries will lend books to NSCC students, faculty and staff.
If the NSCC Library does not have access to the article you need, document delivery services are available to NSCC students, faculty and staff.
(Adapted from the American Library Association's Information Literacy Guidelines and Competencies for Undergraduate History Students)