Ask for Questions about Prim and Sec. Sources . . .
Eng 111 Clerkin
Digging for Truth:Using Berkeley College Libraries<br />Romel Espinel<br />Reference/Instruction Librarian<br />Berkeley College Libraries<br />
With every research project . . <br />Validate<br />Prove<br />YOUR IDEAS<br />
Primary Sources <br /><ul><li>Are materials that are examined for interpretation.
These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event. </li></li></ul><li>Primary Sources <br />photos<br />interview<br />original documents<br />Witness accounts<br />data<br />books<br />
Secondary Sources <br />Are interpretations of primary sources<br />New interpretations<br />Are printed in journals,<br />Etc.<br />
Secondary Sources are found in: <br />Journals<br />Textbooks<br />Newspapers and Magazines<br />
Your Results Are . . .<br />Secondary Source: <br />Miller is interpreting Hughes’ Work. <br />Primary Source: <br />Hughes’ life directly from the author.<br />
You can also search Databases!<br />DATABASES<br />
Databases are . . .<br />Databases are organize by subject<br />Databases have collected published articles from magazines, academic journals, websites, newspapers, etc.<br />Unlike Wikipedia, blogs etc, most of the articles you find in these databases are reliable sources<br />As a Berkeley Student you have access to them totally free.<br />
Let’s Take a look at Opposing View Points Resource Center<br />Click the link below and then hit the play button to view a tutorial:<br />Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center<br />
Now, You Give It A Shot . . . <br />You need to do research on BarackObama’s Inauguration Speech.<br />What would be some primary sources you would use?<br />What would be some secondary sources you would use?<br />