Secondary Articles will summarize research on a particular topic. They are often known as Literature Reviews because they will look at many primary articles and give an overview of the primary literature on a topic. They do NOT contain an experiment, study, or research.* If you are unsure, read the abstract (summary) of the article. Often the abstract will contain the word review or summary as a clue.
*Please remember, some secondary articles are setup like primary articles and may contain introduction, materials & methods, results, and discussion sections, but there will not be any original research, an experiment, or study done. Always read the abstract to make sure an article is just reviewing others' research.
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This list of journals is a good source for secondary articles.