Secondary Sources provide interpretation, analyze, and assess a historical event, phenomenon, or era, generally utilizing primary sources to do so. These type of sources often offer a review or a critic. Secondary source can include books, speeches, journal articles, research reports, reviews and much more. These type of sources are written well after the events that are being researched.
Use secondary sources to see what others have discussed. They can be a good place to gather background information on a topic. You can also use secondary sources to explore what subtopics have already been explored on a given topic.
Some examples of secondary sources include: