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There is no general consensus how to classify chemical information sources in primary, secondary and tertiary literature. Usually, following classification is used:
- Primary Sources
The 'original' literature.
- Articles in (electronic) journals
- Conference proceedings
- Dissertations and theses
- Technical reports
- Secondary Sources
Repackaged and better organized information
- Dictionaries, reference works, book series and encyclopedia.
- Abstracts and indexes
- Current awareness tools
- Trade catalogues
- Tertiary Sources
Guides to primary and secondary literature.