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Research tips and resources for History Day students.
Last Updated: Oct 26, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to the Bailey Library research guide for assistance with your history day project.  Click the link for more information about National History Day (including requirements and the yearly theme) or visit the Arkansas page here.  You will find both print and electronic resources pertaining to your topic as well as guides on conducting research.  If you need further assistance with choosing your topic, doing research, or citing your sources, please contact the librarian at the reference desk.


Primary or Secondary Sources?

“A source is a person, document, or object from which information is derived.  A source that provides direct and immediate access to the information is a primary source; a source that provides indirect exposure to the information is a secondary source.  For example, a person explaining his experience during the Vietnam War is a primary source, while if one of his listeners later recounts the explanation, that secondhand recitation is a secondary source.  Similarly, a document from the files of the Federal Bureau of Investigation about Martin Luther King, Jr., is a primary source for understanding the bureau’s relationship to King, while a book written about the Bureau and King is a secondary source.”

(from D’Aniello, Charles A.  Teaching Bibliographic Skills in History.  Westport, CT:  Greenwood Press, 1993.  p. 265)

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