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Identifying Primary and Secondary Sources

Examples: Secondary Sources

undefined Soil and stone impressionism, urbanism, environment, edited by Frances Fowle; Richard Thomson
London; New York Routledge 2017
Conference publication
Painting, French -- 19th century -- History -- Congresses
French literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism -- Congresses
Impressionism (Art) -- France -- Congresses



Katharine the Great : Katharine Graham and her Washington Post empire, by Deborah Davis
Graymalkin Media, LLC., 2017.

Graham, Katharine, -- 1917-2001.
Washington post (Washington, D.C. : 1974) -- History.
Publishers and publishing -- United States -- Biography.


undefined Murder and Mayhem in a Medieval Abbey: The Philosophy of The Name of the Rose, by David G. Baxter
The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, New Series, Vol. 3, No. 3 (1989), pp. 170-189.
"Umberto Eco's novel, The Name of the Rose, is a fascinating attempt to utilize the traditional framework of the novel in order to illustrate and present some very important philosophical principles. As such, it is a work that stands in the tradition of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Ka ramazov, Hermann Hesse's The Glass-Bead Game and Jean-Paul Sartre's Nausea and the Roads to Freedom trilogy...."




Lisa G. Bostwick Bjerck (1988) Remodelling the neolithic in Southern Norway: Another attack on a traditional problem, Norwegian Archaeological Review, 21:1, 21-33,
The explanations for agricultural development in southern Norway are based on three archaeological variables; and use, settlement patterns, and wealth and cultural affinities displayed in rituals and burials. The present explanatory models for Neolithic socio‐economic change in eastern and western Norway emphasize external origins of change, and are based on general, regional pollen diagrams and on the assumption that sites located on good soils and/or the presence of Neolithic artifacts from southern Scandinavia indicate an agricultural economy.




The great influenza: the epic story of the deadliest plague in history / John M. Barry. New York : Viking Penguin, 2018.
From the NYT review (Virus Alert by Barry Gewen, March 14, 2004)
Barry organizes his story as a conflict between medicine and disease. The influenza pandemic, he writes, was ''the first great collision between nature and modern science''; ''for the first time, modern humanity, a humanity practicing the modern scientific method, would confront nature in its fullest rage.'' In this war the genuine heroes were the doctors and nurses on the front lines. Most worked to the point of collapse, risking their lives against an unfathomable killer. Many didn't survive. They tried everything to heal their patients, or at least ease the suffering.