A secondary source is something created by someone who is removed from the actual event. Often, the secondary source creator will refer to primary sources to create their secondary source. While a primary source would be created by the person witnessing or involved in the event, a secondary source is typically created using primary sources or other secondary research. People who create secondary sources that you would use in your papers and presentations are generally considered experts in their field.
Types of secondary sources (note that all of these could be primary sources, or include primary sources, depending on how they're used!):
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