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CCST 180: Crossing Borders: Global Contexts of Migration and Immigration

Prof. David Tompkins, Prof. Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg, Prof. Anna Moltchanova, Prof. Yansi Perez - Spring 2021

Philosophy

Primary sources in this discipline are philosophical texts. Secondary sources often include criticism of these works. Many of these primary sources can be found in the Library, or through online resources listed below. Philosopher's Index is particularly useful for finding secondary sources. Please reach out to Emily Scharf (escharf@carleton.edu) if you need any help finding primary sources for Philosophy!

Latin American Studies

Primary Sources in this field vary widely by project, but often consist of historical and international newspapers, art, government reports, and other study reports from organizations. Below are some resources that are good places to start looking for these kinds of primary sources with a focus towards Latin American Studies. Please reach out to Claudia Peterson (cpeterson3@carleton.edu) if you need any help finding primary sources in this field!

Videos about Latin America

Africana Studies

Primary Sources in this field vary widely by project, but often consist of historical and international newspapers, literature, art, and government reports. Below are some resources that are good places to start looking for these kinds of primary sources with a focus towards Africana Studies. The Africana Studies guide includes a "Newspaper resources" page with links to online collections of publications with a particular focus on African or African American news. Please reach out to Claudia Peterson (cpeterson3@carleton.edu) if you need any help finding primary sources in this field!

SOAN

Primary Sources in this discipline mostly consist of ethnographies or original observations/research. Below are some places to find ethnographies, which are often located in books. Finding ethnographies can sometimes be tricky, and so here are some tips to help you find them:

  • In Catalyst, try using the term "ethnog*" in the abstract search field of an advanced search, along with your topic in the primary search field. The subject search field can be spotty for finding these resources, which is why you should try the abstract search field instead.
  • You can try searching for book reviews as a way to find ethnographies. Even though book reviews are secondary sources, the reviews usually discuss methodology and might help you find books that employ ethnography in their research. In JSTOR and Project Muse, two good places to look for book reviews, limit your search to book reviews and Anthropology and then search "ethnog*" and your topic.
  • The SOAN 110 guide listed below also includes some good suggestions for finding these resources.

Please reach out to Kristin Partlo (kpartlo@carleton.edu) if you need any help finding primary sources for SOAN!

European Studies and History

Primary sources in History and the related fields of European Studies and Medieval and Renaissance Studies comprise of material from the time period that you are studying. This can range from newspapers and other publications to legal or institutional documents to personal documents such as correspondence to books to audio/visual material. Many of these types of sources can be found in archives or special collections, as well as in the main library or online. Below are some places to start looking for primary sources in these disciplines. Please reach out to Sarah Calhoun (scalhoun@carleton.edu) if you need help finding primary sources in these disciplines, particularly if you are looking for archival material for Comps research!

Art, Art History, CAMS, Dance, Music, and Theater

Primary Sources in these disciplines are often a work of art or performance or reproductions of those works. Criticism is often a secondary source for these disciplines. However, in some cases, critical works are the only remaining recorded observation of the work (this is particularly true for performances). For similar reasons, newspapers can also sometimes be a primary source, depending on the nature of your project. Below are some good places to start for finding primary sources in these disciplines. Tips for finding musical scores can be found on the "Western Art Music Resources" page on the Music guide. Please reach out to Matt Bailey (mbailey@carleton.edu) if you need any help finding primary sources in any of these disciplines!

Large Primary Source Collections

Most -- but not all! -- content in these databases is primary sources.