AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS : PRIMARY SOURCES

• A primary source is FIRST-HAND material, such as a memoir, letter, diary, eyewitness report in the media, direct interview with involved individual, court record, photograph, video of an event, etc.  Everything else is considered a secondary source.

• A COPY of an original primary source document is still considered a primary source; no need to have the original in front of you.

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1. Click on the GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library), above.     

2. Scroll down to the HISTORY category and click on "American Decades PRIMARY SOURCES."

3. In right-hand box, type the topic or keyword of your search - LEAVING "All Volumes" checked - then search.   

4. No results? Try broadening or narrowing your topic. Try different keywords.

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1. Click on Research in Context, above.
2. Do a basic search.
3. Look in right-hand column under the word, "Everything," for listings of Primary Sources.

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REFERENCE BOOKS, on carts:

         We have a large collection of Civil Rights books (pulled and on carts in the HMS Library), but here are two reference sets that specifically help with      PRIMARY SOURCES (also located on the carts):

AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS: Primary Sources   (R 305.8 Ame)

SUPREME COURT DRAMA: Cases That Changed America (R 347.73 Bra)

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Search the HMS Online Catalog by entering your topic/keyword + "primary sources"

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