Tertiary sources generally provide an overview or summary of a topic, and may contain both primary and secondary sources. The information is displayed as entirely factual, and does not include analysis or critique.
Can also be collections of primary and secondary sources, such as databases, bibliographies and directories
Great for background and understanding historical events, people, dates. Tertiary sources help you develop ideas and lead you to primary and secondary sources
Secondary sources address or analyze events, people, works, or topics.
Primary sources are original artifacts or documents. They offer contemporary accounts from participants or people directly involved in an event.
Use your Tertiary and Secondary sources for leads to primary sources.
Check the HMW LibGuides Tabs "Primary Sources," "US Primary Sources," "More Primary Sources"