Using Academic Journal Articles
Library databases allow you to search for subject-specific academic journal articles. These secondary sources are written by scholars in their field and peer-reviewed by other subject matter experts, making them reliable sources for your research paper.
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Locating Library Ebooks
The Valencia College Online Library has an extensive collection of eBooks on European history. Click here to search the online library, or follow the links below to access the eBook databases.
What is a Primary Source?
Primary Sources are immediate, first-hand accounts of a topic, from people who had a direct connection to the topic. Examples include government documents, legislation, diary entries, maps, and photographs.
Locating Primary Sources
Depending on your topic, primary sources may also be found in the library catalog or on outside websites. To ensure that you use credible sources, the library suggests the below online archives.
Primary and Secondary Sources
What's the difference between primary and secondary sources? How can they improve your research paper?
Watch this brief video on primary and secondary sources, developed by Hartness Library at the Community College of Vermont.
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