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CHM 496-7 Chemistry Seminar: Tertiary Chemistry Sources

What are secondary chemistry sources?

Tertiary sources consist of information which is a distillation and collection of primary and secondary sources

  • Handbooks -  a type of reference work, or other collection of instructions, that is intended to provide ready reference. Handbooks may deal with any topic, and are generally compendiums of information in a particular field or about a particular technique. They are designed to be easily consulted and provide quick answers in a certain area.

  • Subject Specific Encyclopedias - are especially useful when you need to become familiar with aspects of a discipline. Paging through a subject-specific encyclopedia can help you discover or focus a topic for a research paper or project. These sources are written by authors with specialized knowledge of the discipline.

What are tertiary Chemistry sources?