Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Welcome! This guide will help you complete your research paper for HIST 334. Contact the library if you need any help.
Top French Revolution Resources
Nielsen Library EBSCO Discovery Search This link opens in a new window
Search across multiple platforms for journal articles, books, newspaper stories, and more.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Online archive of thousands of core journals in the arts and sciences. Does not usually have journal issues from the most recent 3-5 years.
Prospector: Union Catalog This link opens in a new window
The combined catalog of a number of Colorado and Wyoming libraries. Allows anyone with an Adams State Library card to request materials from the catalog to be sent to Adams State for pick up.
*EBSCO Search: History* This link opens in a new window
Searches Historical Abstracts, History Reference Center, and SocIndex with Full Text.
Internet History Sourcebook This link opens in a new window
Links to electronic versions of primary historical documents, sorted by subject.
EBSCO eBooks This link opens in a new window
Online platform for reading academic eBooks.
Primary vs. Secondary Sources
A primary source is a document, speech, or other sort of evidence written, created or otherwise produced during the time under study. These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event. Some types of primary sources include:
- Diaries, journals, and letters
- Newspaper and magazine articles (contemporary, factual accounts)
- Government records (census, marriage, military)
- Photographs, maps, postcards, posters
- Recorded or transcribed speeches
- Interviews with participants, witnesses, or people alive during the time under study
- Songs, Plays, novels, stories
- Paintings, drawings, and sculptures
A secondary source interprets and analyzes primary sources. These sources are one or more steps removed from the event. Secondary sources may have pictures, quotes or graphics of primary sources in them. Some types of secondary sources include:
- Literary Criticism
- Book, Art, and Theater Reviews
- Newspaper articles that interpret
Information adapted from CUNY and Princeton libraries.