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Finding Primary Sources in the FIU Libraries Catalog

How to pinpoint primary sources in the FIU library catalog, library databases containing primary sources, and freely accessible primary sources on the web

PRIMARY SOURCES- WHAT ARE THEY, & WHERE DO I FIND THEM?

To quote Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

Primary sources can be found for almost every subject, but sometimes it's tricky to identify them.

The purpose of this guide is to help users to identify, locate, and use primary sources in the FIU library system.

 

 

 

Use this guide to:

  • Read definitions of primary, secondary, and tertiary sources and learn to distinguish between them.
  • Identify primary sources by subject.
  • Locate primary sources in the FIU Library catalog and beyond.
  • Learn how to cite primary sources.

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