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General Information

1) Create a new project in NoodleTools where you can track your citations 

2) Brainstorm some keywords to use when you search; ie adding "primary source" after your person's name

3) Search the databases and websites listed below. (Hint: US History in Context breaks down search results by content type - "Primary Sources" is one of the types)

4) If you need to access a database from off-campus, use the usernames and passwords listed below each database.

Source Types

Primary Sources

A primary source provides direct or firsthand evidence about an event, object, person, or work of art. Primary sources include historical and legal documents, eyewitness accounts, results of experiments, statistical data, pieces of creative writing, audio and video recordings, speeches, and (photographs of) art objects / artifacts. Interviews, surveys, fieldwork, and Internet communications via email, blogs, listservs, and newsgroups are also primary sources.

Secondary Sources

Secondary sources describe, discuss, interpret, comment upon, analyze, evaluate, summarize, and process primary sources. Secondary source materials can be articles in newspapers or popular magazines, book or movie reviews, or articles found in scholarly journals that discuss or evaluate someone else's original research.

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