Tertiary sources compile, summarize, index, or help identify scholarly sources on a topic. They are useful for background research or to get an overview of a topic before delving into secondary or primary sources. Common tertiary sources for sociology include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and other reference sources.
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