What does documenting your sources mean?
Documenting means showing where you got source information that’s not your own. Remember, a research paper blends your ideas with ideas and information from other sources. Documentation shows the reader what ideas are yours and what information and ideas you’ve taken from a source to support your point of view.
Is Wikipedia a tertiary source?
Tertiary sources are publications such as encyclopedias or other compendia that sum up secondary and primary sources. For example, Wikipedia itself is a tertiary source. Many introductory textbooks may also be considered tertiary to the extent that they sum up multiple primary and secondary sources.
Is Google a tertiary source?
Tertiary Sources: A Closer Look Tertiary sources typically draw from secondary, and sometimes from primary, sources. EXAMPLE: The Oxford Dictionary of Scientists would be considered a tertiary source; you can view pages from it at Google Books.
Is PubMed a tertiary source?
It is authored by researchers, contains original research data, and is usually published in a peer-reviewed journal….Types of Medical Literature.Primary LiteratureSecondary LiteratureTertiary LiteratureSources: NEJM, JAMASources: PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Web of ScienceSources: Goodman & Gilman’s, Williams Obstetrics1 more row•
Why are tertiary sources important?
Tertiary sources are good starting points for research projects because they often extract the essential meaning or most important aspects of large amounts of information into a convenient format.