Using Primary Resources for Teaching and Research


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The Dalhousie University Archives holds a wide variety of collections in a broad number of thematic areas including history, theatre, film, literature, business, medicine, law and ocean studies. Find out how we’ve worked with faculty to make use of these valuable, primary resources for creating exciting class assignments and discover their potential use for student papers, theses and dissertations.

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Using Primary Resources for Teaching and Research

  1. 1. Using Primary Resources For Teaching and Research An introduction to the holdings of the University Archives and Special Collections Dal Libraries UnZipped
  2. 2. Subject Areas Dal Libraries UnZipped
  3. 3. Assignments Using Primary Sources? <ul><li>Theatre 4501 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Neptune Theatre production research project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>INFO 6800 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Archival appraisal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archival cataloguing (“arrangement and description”) </li></ul></ul>Dal Libraries UnZipped
  4. 4. How Can we Help You? <ul><li>In-class instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight relevant sources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reference and research services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information desk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ In-library use only” document delivery </li></ul></ul>Dal Libraries UnZipped
  5. 5. How Can we Help You? <ul><li>Assistance creating assignments using primary sources </li></ul><ul><li>Thesis and dissertation research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Archival research data/findings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archival reference collections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guide to archival research </li></ul>Dal Libraries UnZipped