Secondary Resources

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  • Secondary Resources
    • Textbooks
      • Advantage
        • Will already have collected information from several places
        • Purpose is to educate/ inform
        • Opinion free
      • Disadvanatge
        • May make it easier to understand - leave out detail
        • Out of date
      • Example
        • GCSE
        • Degree
        • A Level
    • Academic Books
      • Advantage
        • Published - ensures credibility
        • Experts/ Highly qualified authors
        • Good reputation of author
        • Accurate information
      • Disadvantage
        • Time Consuming- all the book might not be relevant
        • Technical terms may have changed (if old book)
        • Biased to prove personal point
      • Example
        • Use LRC
        • Public Library
        • Online Forums eg Britannica
    • Journals
      • Disadvantage
        • Very technical - hard to understand
        • Biased
      • Advantage
        • Peer reviewed
        • Expert so reliable
        • Good reputation
      • Example
        • Blog
        • Online
        • Hard Copies
    • Website
      • Advantage
        • Time efficient
        • More up to date (usually)
        • Can go straight to what you are looking for
      • Example
        • Blogs
        • Academic websites
      • Disadvantage
        • Anyone can edit
        • May be out of date
    • Newspaper & Magazines
      • Advantage
        • Care about reputation - won't have false information
        • Articles by professionals
        • Interviews/ quotes
      • Disadvanatge
        • Journalist may not be an expert
        • Biased/ controvercial
        • Exaggeration - to make it sound more interesting
      • Example
        • Online
        • Paper copy

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