What is a tertiary source?


Tertiary sources offer a summary of a topic, event or condition and include primary and secondary sources. Indexes that guide users to specific locations within a book or source are also considered tertiary as are reference books.


For more information on tertiary sources and to see examples of them see What is a Tertiary Source? on the Primary, Secondary, & Tertiary Sources guide.

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  • Last Updated Apr 16, 2024
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  • Answered By Elizabeth Clarke

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