Contact your librarian, Adrienne Meier.
Her contact information is in the box above.
What's in this Guide
- Websites - The Administration
- Websites - The Internationalist/Left
- Websites - The Nationalist/Right
- Websites - The World
- Searching Google more effectively
- Evaluating web sites
Types of sources and what they are good for
Books are best for historical and general information on a topic. The Historian members will use them. Some Administration, Internationalist and Nationalist members may also use them.
Journal Articles are best for recent information on a topic. The Administration, Internationalist, and Nationalist members will use them. Historian and World Opinion members will also use them, to a lesser extent.
Web Resources are best for recent information on a topic and for opinions. The Internationalist, Nationalist, Administration, and especially World Opinion members will use them.
Primary vs Secondary Sources
- can be in any form
- are a source of direct evidence that documents an event
- come from the perspective of someone who was there
- are produced by someone who was not present when the event occurred
- analyze and interpret primary materials
- synthesize primary sources by giving context
From the UCLA Institute on Primary Resources Website http://ipr.ues.gseis.ucla.edu/info/definition.html