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MS: 7th grade Global Citizenship Project

Subject Guide
Types of Sources
Type of Source Definition Examples
Tertiary Source*
  • type of Secondary Source
  • offers a summary or review of a subject

*often called reference source

  • Dictionary
  • Encyclopedia
  • Almanacs
Secondary Source
  • written by someone who did not witness the event
  • created by interpreting and analyzing Primary Sources
  • Textbooks
  • Histories
  • Reviews
Primary Source
  • eyewitness account of an event/place etc...
  • Letters
  • Diaries
  • Autobiographies