What are different types of sources?

In general, there are three types of resources or sources of information: primary, secondary, and tertiary.

Where can I find popular sources?

There are many places to find popular articles. Many publications, such as the New York Times, Scientific American, Popular Science, or Fortune Magazine have their own websites. The UW-Madison Libraries also have access to several databases that contain articles from popular sources.

What are the main sources of news?

These are the news sources which are prominent in today’s time:

  • Radio: It is an audio medium used by many in today’s time.
  • Television: television telecasts their news on television through which other newspaper takes there sources.
  • Newspapers and magazines: these two also act as a good source of news.

How do you know if a source is popular?

Popular sources:

  1. general interest stories which may refer to research but do not contain original research.
  2. written by the general public.
  3. are not peer-reviewed.
  4. rarely include citations.
  5. tend to be shorter, about 200 words to a few pages.

What is secondary evidence in history?

Secondary sources analyze a scholarly question and often use primary sources as evidence. Secondary sources include books and articles about a topic. Databases help you identify articles in scholarly journals or books on a particular topic.

Is CNN a secondary source?

For example, if you’re writing about how news is represented on the internet, a news site like cnn.com could be considered a primary source. However, if you’re writing about political elections, and you find an article on cnn.com that analyzes them, the article would be considered a secondary source.

Is Popular Science a reliable source?

Popular Science is not credible, but they don’t really set out to be. In order to make stuff interesting for the masses, you have to sensationalize things to a great degree. Not as sensationalist as New Scientist or some of that other bullcrap, but still. SciAm is where it’s at.

What is a professional source for a paper?

Professional or trade sources are written by and for professionals or practitioners in a particular field or discipline, but are not strictly research related. Popular sources can be written by almost anyone, from freelance journalists to experts, but are always meant to appeal to a general audience.

What is the difference between primary and secondary sources?

Primary sources can be described as those sources that are closest to the origin of the information. Secondary sources often use generalizations, analysis, interpretation, and synthesis of primary sources. Examples of secondary sources include textbooks, articles, and reference books.