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HSS 202 - Russian Revolution: Secondary Sources: Books, Journals, & Websites

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Secondary Sources: Journals

Another type of secondary source is a scholarly journal article. These are much shorter than books, but also much more specific. You won't find a complete biography of Marco Polo in a scholarly journal article, but rather an analysis of a specific part of his life or work. Scholarly journal articles often have a thesis and a specific point of view, which is something to keep in mind as you read and take notes.

Here are a few databases that contain scholarly journal articles:

Secondary Sources: Websites

You can also find some journal articles and secondary sources on websites.

However, not all websites are trustworthy and worthy of citation in your academic work. Be sure to consider who is responsible for a website, when and where it was created and updated, and for what purpose. If you're not certain whether a website is trustworthy and an appropriate source for your research needs, ask your teacher or a librarian to vet a website before citing it in your paper.