A primary source is an original work, artifact or direct evidence of an event.
Examples include: letters, journals, paintings, original photographs, and buildings.
A secondary source is a work that interperets or comments on a primary source. These are removed from the original event or artifact.
Examples can include: reviews of shows, biographies, and textbooks.
A tertiary source can consist of both primary and secondary sources, or gives a broad introduction to a subject.
Whether a source is primary, secondary or tertiary can depend upon how it is used in research.
by Vik Muniz
A review written about
the gallery opening
An exhibition catalog
including essays about Vik Muniz
|Theater||The script of a play; a performance of the play||A review of the play||Still images from a performance of the play|
|Dance||Video of original performance||An entry in the book The Complete Guide to Modern Dance||A guide to the performance|
|Music||Sheet music||A biography of the composer||An encyclopedia of music|
The building; an interview with the architect
|Website about a style of architecture|
Images of the building in