Following you can see a piece of extract from the preface of a book. Could you please tell me what the difference between "source" and "resource" is?
"I have made use of a wide variety of sources, but in the interests of readability I have kept references and footnotes to a minimum. One resource upon which I have drawn extensively perhaps need some comment here: the literature of self-help. Scorned by many, to me it offers insights..."
Thanks a lot in advance.
Last edited by Mehrgan; 29-Dec-2010 at 17:23.
Source is more specific, meaning an academically cited source. Resource is more general, meaning anything useful.
Loosely, yes. Whereas most things come from a source, resource is a bit more particular.
When they looked at the source of the Nile they realised that there could be a number of resources taken from it - dam, hydro-electricity, irrigation for example and yet the river would continue from source to the sea.