Sources that compile and summarize information on many different, conceptually-related topics, sources such as encyclopedias, almanacs, subject dictionaries, etc., are TERTIARY sources.
TERTIARY sources usually compile information on related topics in a single work, providing information at a glance, but usually not in any great depth. Tertiary sources typically draw from secondary, and sometimes from primary, sources.
A tertiary source summarizes information about a lot of different persons or subjects, like this dictionary of scientists.
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