Section 2 Books > Periodicals > Web sources > Primary/Secondary sources > Review > Exercise

Locating Primary Sources

Find primary sources in books by doing a Subject Keyword search on the online catalog. Type "sources" (or diaries, interviews, correspondance, memoirs) followed by the subject about which you want primary sources. For example, the search, sources Ireland, will bring up such primary sources as census data, parish registers, and parliamentary debates relating to Ireland. Primary sources may also be found in periodicals or on the Web.

Secondary Sources

Anything written about a primary source is a secondary source. So an analysis, discussion, review, or study of a speech, a document, a film, statistical data, a novel, etc. would be a secondary source.

Find secondary sources by doing a Subject Keyword search on the online catalog. Simply type the subject about which you want secondary sources.








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