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Use the following strategies to locate primary sources in a catalog (Miami’s catalog, OhioLINK, Worldcat and others):

  1. Search by keyword in a boolean search. For example (obsteric* or midwi*) and then limit by date of publication.
  2. Search by “corporate author,” that is who (person, organization) would have written or produced the primary source. The “official body”. Examples might be the United Nations, United Auto Workers, American Temperance Society.
  3. Search either by subject or keyword (a very broad topic search) and then limit by
    • sources
    • documents
    • statistics
    • antiquities
    • correspondence
    • diaries
    • personal narratives
    • pictorial works

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Primary Sources

Asia for Educators – Links to primary sources on Asian History

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fordham University Modern History Sourcebook

Historical Primary Sources – Indexes & Collections

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Secondary Source Articles

These resources will require log in with Miami ID and password when accessed off campus.

Academic Search Complete – Covers only journals in history. Click “Choose Databases” and add “Historical Abstracts” to further broaden your search.

Choose “Advanced Search” and then narrow by “Item Type” Articles and check the box next to “Journal Filter” History.

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Citing Your Sources

Q. How do I format my paper according to APA or MLA Style?  What spacing and font should I use?  What should my title page look like?
A. Check out the Purdue OWL General APA and MLA Formatting Info. Some free tools, like zoterobib will help you format citations, especially for Internet-only sources

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