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HIST 123: U.S. Women's History Since 1877

Prof. Annette Igra - Winter 2024

Use Your Secondary Literature

  • Historians carefully document their sources in footnotes and bibliographies. You can get a good sense of not only specific primary sources that may allow you to explore a topic, but you can also get a general sense of the kinds of sources historians have used to research a topic.
  • From the secondary literature, you can identify individuals, places, institutions, and organizations important to your topic. This information will assist you in searching for primary sources in online catalogs.

Finding scholarship