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ANTH 113: Culture Theory

What is a secondary source?

Secondary sources analyze, describe, discuss, or summarize primary sources. In general, a secondary source is one or more steps removed from the event, time period, or person being discussed, and are written after the fact with the benefit of hindsight. Secondary sources can include:

  • Biographies
  • Reference sources like dictionaries or encyclopedias
  • Literature reviews
  • Works of criticism or interpretation as in many scholarly articles

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Similarities Among Databases

AnthroSource and Academic Search Ultimate offer many similar features with what exception?
Auto generated citations: 1 votes (5.56%)
Subject searching: 12 votes (66.67%)
Peer reviewed material: 3 votes (16.67%)
Full text articles: 2 votes (11.11%)
Total Votes: 18

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Subject Headings vs. Keywords

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