Two types of primary sources in the library catalogue:
Example: The Diary of Samuel Pepys (describing the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London)
Look them up by author or title in the library catalogue.
Reports by or about the government of the time:
Use keywords (eg. government, report, committee) and subject time period in the library catalogue.
Use keywords to look them up. See examples to the right.
Find books in the catalogue on the library home page.
You can use keywords for different kinds of primary sources to find them in the library catalogue.
world war 1914 correspondence
national socialism documents
If you are having trouble recognizing whether a book in the catalogue is a good primary source collection, ask yourself the following:
It can be difficult to track down pertinent primary source material for very broad topics, with very broad or general keywords.
You may need to focus your search by asking:
You can do this by scanning your course text or readings and their bibliographies, reading overviews on the topic in history encyclopedias, or examining the bibliographies of other secondary sources that you have found.
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