Primary Source materials document original work.
The following are examples of the types of information contained in scientific primary sources:
Primary Sources materials tend to be published in scholarly scientific journals, like the Journal of Applied Physiology (also available in print at the library).
These types of articles tend to describe the specific instance of a test or series of tests, often on human and non-human animals.
Secondary source materials contain commentary on, or discussion about, primary sources.
The following are examples of the types of information contained in scientific secondary sources:
An example of a journal which contains secondary source materials is the Journal of Physical Education, Dance and Recreation (also available in print form through the library).
These types of articles often generalize and interpret the findings from primary source articles as they may apply to a larger, generally described population.