HIST 4011V/W: Modern Political Revolutions: Political Contention and Global Historical Transformations

Use this to assist you with completing your assignments for HIST 4011V/W: Research Seminar “Modern Political Revolutions: Political Contention and Global Historical Transformations”

What are primary sources?

They are sources which provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic under investigation. They present original thinking, report a discovery, or share new information.

They are created by witnesses or recorders who experienced the events or conditions being documented. They are from the time period involved and have not been filtered through subsequent interpretation or evaluation.

Examples: autobiographies, letters, diaries, musical scores, works of art, speeches, recordings, photographs, articles in newspapers that describe events.

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Primary Source Databases

Selected Primary Source Books

Finding Primary Source Materials in Library Catalog

Using the Libraries Search enter as a SUBJECT search the name of the event, individual, group, plus a term of what you're looking for, such as "Speeches", "Correspondence", "Diaries", "Personal Narratives", and "Sources".  The term "Sources" refers to a collection of primary source materials.  Here are some examples: 

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