This subject guide is designed to help Koç University students on various types of academic writing issues that may be encountered as they work through their courses, including writing research papers, essays, literature reviews and more.
Primary sources are original materials on which further research is based- the firsthand accounts for history books or the experimental data and initial reports for scientific reviews.
In the , primary sources are documents that provide full description of the original research. An original publication of a scientist's new data, results and theories, experimental research results in scientific journals.
In the , any original document or firsthand report such as a diary, paper or tape recording that provides data for analysis.
Secondary sources analyze, review, or summarize information in primary resources or other secondary resources.
Textbooks, journal articles, data analysis are some examples of secondary sources.