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original or firsthand research, such as interviews and surveys

Primary Research

published facts and statistics, texts, documents, and any other information not originally collected and generated by the research

Secondary Research

a regularly published magazine or journal


a reference work that contains facts and statistics in many categories or on a given topic, including those that are related to historical, social, political, and religious subfects

Almanac/ Fact Book

a collection of maps, text, and accompanying charts and tables


short for "Weblog" an online personal journal


documented occurrences, including actual events, dates, times, places, and people involved


a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty