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Welcome! This guide will help you complete your research paper for HIST 357. Don't hesitate to contact the library if you need any help.
Top Mexico Resources
Adams State Library Catalog
Contains records of all print resources in Adams State Library, and some electronic resources. Allows users to check their records, renew books, and request items be placed on hold.
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.
*EBSCO Search: History*
Searches Historical Abstracts, History Reference Center, and SocIndex with Full Text.
Internet History Sourcebook
Links to electronic versions of primary historical documents, sorted by subject.
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.
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