In the sciences, a primary source is the original publication of new data, research or theories. Examples include: experimental studies, clinical trials, opinion surveys
Typically, primary research articles are published in peer-reviewed journal articles with standardized sections, including
Need help deciding if an article is published in a peer-reviewed journal? Use this table of characteristics to help you decide.
To find out if the library has access to a specific journal (print or online), use:
Below is a selection of subject databases you can search individually.