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HIST 2600: Capitalism and Slavery

How-To Video: Searching for Secondary Sources

Primary and Secondary Sources

Primary means written at or near the time of the historical event.

Secondary means written many years later, probably by a scholar researching the historical event.

Research Tips

AND...
When using Academic Search Premier and Historical Abstracts, be sure to use "and" between the terms.  (E.g. Black death and Italy)
Quotation Marks...
When using JSTOR an AND is automatically inserted between every word. To keep words together as a phrase, use quotation marks. (E.g. "Black death" Italy) 
Asterisk*
An asterisk at the end of a word can find alternate endings. (E.g. Jew* will find Jew, Jews, Jewish, etc)

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