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Welcome! This guide will help you complete your research paper for HIST 379. Don't hesitate to contact the library if you need any help.
Top European Imperialism Resources
Search for articles and databases
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.
ProQuest eBook Central (formerly eBrary) This link opens in a new window
Online platform for reading academic eBooks. These eBooks are also included in the library catalog.
*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Links to electronic versions of primary historical documents, sorted by subject.
Google Scholar This link opens in a new window
A public search engine specially designed to find academic research. Using this link into Google Scholar will make sure it can automatically make connections to full-text available from Adams State University. If you connect to Google Scholar directly, and want to see connections to full-text content at Adams State University, set up you preferences with the following steps (works for Chrome and Firefox):
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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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