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Source could mean:


  • Source text, in research (especially in the humanities), a source of information referred to by citation
    • Primary source, firsthand written evidence of history made at the time of the event by someone who was present
    • Secondary source, written accounts of history based upon the evidence from primary sources
    • Tertiary source, compilations based upon primary and secondary sources


  • Source (UNSW), a community service provider that used to operate at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia
  • The Source by Circuit City, a Canadian electronics store


  • Source, in hydrology, is the origin of water for a river or stream
  • Source code for software, see also free software or open-source software
  • The Source (service), an online service provider founded in 1978
  • A terminal in a field effect transistor
  • Light source, an object emitting light
  • Sound source, an object emitting sound
  • Energy sources, are substances or processes with high concentrations of energy
  • Voltage source, any device or system that produces an electromotive force between its terminals
  • Current source, an electrical or electronic device that delivers or absorbs electric current
  • Source engine, a proprietary game engine developed by Valve Software for Half-Life 2
    • Counter-Strike: Source, a game utilizing the Source engine
    • Day of Defeat: Source, a game utilizing the Source engine
  • A SCSI endpoint
  • Communication source


  • The Source, a series of volumes by Graham Kendrick that are compilations of Christian church music
  • The Source (album), an album by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
  • The Source, an album by Ali Farka TourĂ©
  • The Source (musician), the production identity of UK electronic music record producer John Truelove
  • "The Source", a song by Built to Spill from their 1994 album There's Nothing Wrong with Love
  • Source, an album released by the band The Duskfall in 2003.

Film and television

  • The Source (documentary), a 1999 documentary movie about the Beat generation
  • The Source (film), a 2002 science fiction movie, also known as The Secret Craft in the UK and The Surge for its American DVD release
  • The Source, the overarching entity in the machine city of the Matrix universe
  • The Source (Charmed), a fictional evil being in the television series Charmed
  • The Source, a character in the short-lived 1978 US television sitcom Quark
  • Highlander: The Source, the fifth film in the Highlander franchise


  • The Source (novel), a 1967 novel by James A. Michener
  • The Source (magazine), a magazine of hip-hop music and culture
  • Source (comics), a sentient entity who provides advice to the New Gods in the DC Multiverse
  • The Source, a book by Art Bell about paranormal matters


  • Journalism sourcing, a person, publication or other record or document that gives information
  • The Source (network), a radio network operated in the 1970s and 1980s by NBC
  • WVUR-FM, "The Source", Valparaiso University's student-run radio station


  • Source theory, any process that generates successive messages can be considered a source of information
  • Sources of law, the materials and processes out of which law is developed
  • Sources of international law, the materials and processes out of which the rules and principles regulating the international community are developed
  • Source (river or stream), the original point from which the river flows
  • Believers of the Source, a disbanded Faction of the Planescape universe

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