A secondary source interprets and analyzes primary sources. These sources are one or more steps removed from the event. Secondary sources may have pictures, quotes or graphics of primary sources in them.
Examples of secondary sources include:
1. Use the side menus in the library catalogue to focus your results: for example, you can choose the language, time period, the library, the kind of material (eg., video), author (to find books on the topic by a particular author).
2. You may need to try your search a few times with different keywords to find everything.
3. If you have more than one keyword, try doing your search in two steps. For example:
canada, click on 'within results,' and then click on search.
Can't find a topic? Looking for some inspiration? Want to find some different secondary sources on the same history of medicine topic or by the same historian? Try browsing the Clio Medica Series (1965 - present) in the Gerstein Periodical Stacks (and check out the Belgian-imported glass floors while you're there!). Every monograph in this series includes a number of articles all organized around a central theme. Find that hidden gem.
You can browse the list of titles here, but note that this series is NOT available online.
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