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Primary sources in the sciences are those created by original research conducted by scientists, usually published in scholarly and peer-reviewed journals, that result in the collection of data. Data itself whether collected through research or through a government body is also a primary source. Some features of these journal articles include:
Secondary sources for the sciences are those that review and analyze research or summarize a topic. Review articles will look at research done in a field and present their own conclusions about what this research means. Some simply summarize a condition or topic.
Scholarly and Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles written by scientists classified as