Source text

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A source text[1][2] is a piece of work (usually writing, sometimes speech) where information or ideas come from. In translation, a source text is the original text that is to be translated into another language.

In the study of history, people talk about primary (firsthand), secondary (secondhand) and tertiary (thirdhand) sources.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources guide". University of Maryland Libraries. Archived from the original on 3 July 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  2. JCU – Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sources Archived 2005-02-12 at the Wayback Machine