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Audiology: Articles & Databases

Databases for Audiology

Primary Sources and Secondary Sources

Primary Sources

In sciences, primary sources are articles written by scientists who present findings from their original research. The Articles will be very scholarly and appear in academic journals. They will usually be presented as following:

  • Methods (population, materials. instruments)
  • Results (with charts, graphs, etc.)
  • Discussion
  • References

Secondary Sources

Secondary sources are written from primary sources. They can be reviews where the authors analyze and summarize all of the existing original research by others on a broad topic. The title may include the phrase “literature review” or sometimes just “review.” The Articles will be scholarly and appear in academic journals.Secondary resources can also be news articles where the authors will summarize recent research. You will find those articles in newspapers or magazines.