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There are many different paths that you can take when in tackling a research project -- there is no one right or wrong way to begin. But there are several reasons why you may want to consider consulting secondary sources first
- Secondary Sources, such as periodical articles, treatises, and looseleaf’s will give you some background information that will help you identify key-words and concepts for when you begin your search into primary source materials
- Secondary Sources may already compile a good deal of the relevant primary sources for you.
- Secondary Sources are a good source of more secondary sources: use footnotes to identify additional secondary sources that you may not otherwise have found.