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HIST: Class III US History

Types of Sources

What is a reference source?

 type of secondary source

 offers a summary or overview of a subject.

Examples Include:

Encyclopedia
Dictionaries
Almanacs

What is a secondary source?

  written by someone who did not witness the event. 

 created by interpreting and analyzing primary sources

Examples Include:

Textbooks
Histories
Reviews

What is a Primary source?

 eyewitness accounts of events/places etc...

Examples Include:

Letters
Diaries
Autobiographies

Library Databases

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Print Sources

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Tips for Searching

A catalog search defaults to a keyword search.

 Combine terms to focus a search EX: (progressives and reform) or (Abraham Lincoln and speeches)

 For primary sources add the term sources or documents EX: (Theodore Roosevelt and sources)