What's a peer reviewed, primary article?
Peer review --process by which articles are submitted to experts in the scientific discipline for comments and criticism before publication in a scholarly journal. Peer reviewed journals are also called "refereed."
Primary sources --peer reviewed articles written by authors who actually performed an original experiment or are reporting their field observations, i.e., of organisms or medical patients.
Secondary sources --peer reviewed articles written by authors who summarize or discuss trends in the primary literature. In the life sciences, these are called "review" articles or "reviews."
Tertiary sources --non-peer reviewed articles, books, newspaper articles, encyclopedia entries, etc..
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