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Secondary Sources

Getting started using the institutional records and publications of Boston College, as well as Faculty and Alumni papers.

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Secondary sources

Secondary sources are one step removed from primary sources, although they often use or quote primary sources. They can cover the same topic, but add a layer of interpretation and analysis. Common secondary sources include scholarly articles and books about a topic and documentaries. 

Books about BC