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HIST 4175: Modern American History

Updated Summer 2022 for Professor Lange's class.

What are Secondary Sources?

Secondary sources are works that analyze, assess or interpret a topic or event, typically using primary sources to do so. Secondary sources can include books, journal articles, speeches, reviews, research reports, and more. Generally speaking, secondary sources are written well after the events that are being researched. 

Find Secondary Sources in Schumann Library Catalog

Try a general keyword search using in the library catalog to start. Refine your results to academic journals or books using the navigation pane on the left. 

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Find Secondary Sources from Schumann Library Databases

Another option after searching the library catalog is to look for articles in one of these subject specific databases that may yield more focused results.