Articles with original research, data, or new findings
Government documents and public records
Art, maps, photographs, films, and music
What is a Secondary Source?
A summary or collection of existing data
One step removed from the original event
Should have a full citation of original sources (bibliography)
Historical films, music, and art
Articles about people and events from the past
Are your sources credible and useful?
The CRAAP Test is a list of questions that help you determine if the sources you found are accurate and reliable. Keep in mind that the following list is not static or complete. Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need.