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IDSD02: Advanced Seminar in Critical Development Theory

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Here are some strategies to help you find primary sources on your topic:

  • Understand what a primary source are
  • Check scholarly sources for titles of relevant primary sources:   Check the references of any relevant scholarly sources for primary sources.   Search for these items by title.
  • Search the library for relevant primary sources:   You can find primary sources in the Library catalogue.   The Library also has a variety of discipline specific online collections of primary resources.   See below for more information.

Search the Catalogue

Limit by Genre

  • Begin by searching by "Subject" for materials on your subject e.g. select the subject "women's rights"
  • Then use relevant limiters under "Genre" to focus your search on primary sources

select limiters under genre to focus on primary sources


Limit by Author

  • Limit to authors to focus on any people who have written sources relevant to your topic.

Limit to authors of primary sources about your topic

Subject-Specific Collections Available from the Library

There are a variety of subject-specific collections of primary sources available from the library website

1. Select "By subject A-Z"

select by subject a - z


2. Select "Primary sources by title A-Z"

select primary sources by title a - z


3.Choose the subject most relevant to your topic from the drop-down menu

choose the subject most relevant to your topic

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