Your webinar will be held on August 4, 2022, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET.
Within 7 days, the recording of this session will be available in our On Demand section.
While the increasing pace of digitization means that primary sources are more available than ever before, it can be difficult to learn where and how such sources can be accessed. Furthermore, a great number of primary sources are still available only in printed form or in manuscript. There are dozens and dozens of library resources available to help a librarian or a researcher locate primary sources for historical research. This webinar will cover the basics of using the reference interview to focus the search, consulting online and print tools to uncover primary sources, and organizing and citing primary sources.
As a result of this program, attendees will learn how to:
• Assess the researcher’s needs regarding primary sources
• Find primary sources held within the library’s collection
• Direct the researcher to primary sources held elsewhere (and/or online)
• Guide the researcher in citing primary sources
Presenter: Steven A. Knowlton is Librarian for History and African American Studies at Princeton University. In addition to his work guiding students and researchers to primary sources, he has published a number of award-winning papers based on his own research using archival sources.