F&M College Library

HIS/WGSS 472: Sex and Sexuality in Latin America

Searching Discover for Primary Source Materials

To search Discover ( via the library homepage) for materials likely considered primary sources, add the following search statement to your topic search by copying-and-pasting it and perform an Advanced: SUBJECT search:

(documents OR interviews OR correspondence OR letters OR speeches
OR narratives OR diaries OR sources OR collections OR memoir OR autobiography)

Example:  Advanced Search

Keyword:  sex* AND "latin america"

AND

Subject:  (documents OR interviews OR correspondence OR letters OR speeches OR narratives OR diaries OR sources OR collections OR memoir OR autobiography)

Then, under the Search Tools menu:

Source Type: eBook

Library Location: Franklin & Marshall College

Searching Newspapers for Primary Source Material

Newspapers are considered primary sources when one uses them for their reporting written at a particular moment -- which is effectively a first-hand account of an event.  Interviews published in newspapers during the historical moment of interest are also considered primary sources.  The key is to know the specific date of an event (and to approximate how long after the event newspapers would still be publishing articles about it), the approximate date range of an historical time period of interest, etc., then to select the appropriate newspaper database to search.  

Screencast: Primary Source Materials

Interlibrary Loan/ILL: Articles and Books

To request articles or books/book chapters not available at F&M use Interlibrary Loan/ILL.

HIS/WGSS 472 Librarian

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Lisa Stillwell
Contact:
I am happy to meet with you online! Please email me to schedule a time: lisa.stillwell@fandm.edu

If you prefer to speak by phone, please call this number, leave a message, and I will call you back! 717.358.3844