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Types of information and resources
What does it mean to refer to a resource by the terms PRIMARY and SECONDARY?
~ PRIMARY resource: the author(s) collected or created the data / research presented
Examples: original research published in a peer reviewed journal, dissertation
Where? PubMed, Scopus, CINAHL, Scholar, Government data (e.g. CDC web site and publications e.g. MMWR)
~ SECONDARY resource: the author(s) summarized, analyzed or synthesized the research of others
Examples: literature review, systematic review, organization web sites (see link below), clinical point of care tools
Where? Databases listed above, Google, Wikipedia, Up to Date, Dynamed
~ How do I know an article is from a peer reviewed journal?
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