The ways in which scientific information is shared changes over the information life cycle. Click through the cards below to learn more about how science information is created, shared, and built upon within the scholarly community. Scroll further down to see definitions of the types of sources.
Original accounts of scientific research. These sources are how scientists communicate their findings to the scientific community.
Sources that analyze, evaluate, interpret, or otherwise discuss information originally presented elsewhere. These sources might be written by the same author as the primary sources, but are often times created by different scholars.
Complied works that list or index primary and secondary resources for reference.