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INAF 100-74: Proseminar - Genocide in the Modern World

Finding and Identifying Secondary & Primary Sources

The Difference between a Secondary and Primary Source

Example Book: The Holocaust : a new history

The library catalog has some clues that can help you.

Click on the brief description in the results; it links to more detailed information about the book, often including a summary and table of contents.

In the red square are subject headings. Look out for words like Sources, Diaries, Personal narratives, InterviewsLetters or Documents.


Download and print the following handout as a quick reference on primary sources: