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History 219: Library Class

Your assignment...

What qualifies as a "primary" source... 

discussion & considerations


Tip: For primary sources related to many HIST 219 topics, try:

The Tiberius Map (Second quarter of 11th century), ©British Library. Retrieved from the Library's access to digitized primary source collection: Medieval Travel Writing.

Exploring the dimensions of the topic...

key words and concepts

broader, narrower, related

questions that arise as you go

keeping a journal for your paper



Where to look for scholarly, secondary sources depends on the nature and scope of your topic...

Tracing the scholarly conversation...

One useful item may help to locate others. For example:

Look at references (footnotes, endnotes, bibliography) to trace the sources the author used...

In this case, a cited book is found in the Library collection.




Tracing sources forward using Google Scholar "cited by":

Google Scholar Search

Selected resources for Chicago Style help:

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