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AAS 343 - African American History Since 1865: Home

Welcome! This guide is created especially for students in AAS 343. You'll find information about useful databases, library guides, and citation information.

Welcome!

Welcome to the LibGuide for African-American Studies 343. This guide will help you get started in your research. Click on any of the tabs above to get more information on Library resources, Web resources, and University programs and offices.

Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or for more in-depth research help!

Video Tutorials

The Mansfield Library offers excellent video tutorials, developed by a librarian, to help you with many aspects of your research process. If you need information on advanced searching, information ethics, APA citation styles, choosing sources, reading citations, and information production, look no further.

You can stream these videos art point-of-need and rewatch them as many times as want.If you have questions or would like to consult further about your research, you can always contact me.

Primary vs. Secondary Sources

In this class, you'll be looking at primary and secondary sources.

A primary source is something (a photograph, diary, newsletter, etc.) created at the time of an event. For example, a photograph taken at the March on Washington would be a primary source. Primary sources also include accounts written after the fact (such as a memoir) by people that participated in a certain event. In short, primary sources can be thought of as "eye witness accounts."

A secondary source is a summary of an event written or complied later and by people not immediately involved.

 

(thanks to Donna McCrea for these definitions)

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