an original writing, as a document, record, or diary, that supplies an authoritative basis for future writing, study, evaluation, etc.
a volume containing a small collection of such writings, usually on a specific subject, used in research.
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How to use source book in a sentence
Although much of the information given is not now uninteresting it will in the course of time serve as a valuable source book.
State the facts from the source book which lead you to your answer.Manual of References and Exercises in Economics | Frank A. Fetter
This prime source book in two volumes is a government publication and ought to be in every public library.
This may be called a source book on the subject indicated as there is no attempt at narrative or connective matter.
It is further planned to publish a source-book on Church history to supplement the texts.The Rise of the Mediaeval Church | Alexander Clarence Flick