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HIST 100.01: History and Memory in Africa

Professor Thabiti Willis -- Fall 2019

What is a primary source?

There's no one thing! Try advanced searches in Catalyst for subjects like: biography [also use for autobiographies], newspapers, "personal papers" [use for archival material], correspondence [use for letters], personal diaries, photographs, videos, interviews, pamphlets, artwork, sources [a common one!], and many other types of things!


Visual and Moving Images

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These are some tips to make your Google searching more precise.

Operator What It Does
~ (tilda) searches for synonyms
 inurl:org; inurl:edu searches only these domains
filetype:pdf; filetype:xls; filetype:ppt searches for only these types of documents (2008..2009) searches for documents relevant to those years

1. sarah ~ Saartjie, Baartman ~Bartman ~Bartmann, ~Baartmen

2. "Jan van Riebeeck"  filetype:jpg

3. "sarah baartman"

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