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HIST 2600: Origins of the First World War

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.

How-To Video: Searching for Secondary Sources

Article Databases

Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be a good search engine for interdisciplinary research but there is no way of limiting your search results to "peer-reviewed" sources.  You can search in UlrichsWeb by periodical title to ensure that the sources you plan to use for your research are scholarly, peer-reviewed.

Search for Books

 

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Finding a Book on the Shelf

Reference Works