Using the Primary Sources LibGuide will be one of your most helpful tools during this course. The guide contains a wealth of information, including definitions, how to evaluate sources for credibility, and links to many library databases and web resources. While the lists are lengthy, they are by no means exhaustive. Please click on the link below to open this guide.
Researching in archives is very different from using a traditional library, and knowing some key guidelines will make your future archival research much easier.
Your best resource is often the archivist, so it's good to get in the habit of calling and talking to them. Archivists love nothing more than talking about their collections, so take advantage of that tendency!
Locating newspapers (print, microfilm, and electronic versions) in the library catalog can be quite challenging, and the catalog records for newspapers differ from books. Some tips to try:
Microfilm and microfiche often contain resources that cannot be accessed using any other format. They may include historical newspapers, primary sources, archival collections, and more.