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Tips and Tricks
Doing some secondary source research before you begin looking at primary sources will help the primary sources make more sense.
- Check out books as well as online articles.
- Keep a list of key players involved in events related to to your topic.
- Keep a list of key events and dates.
- Make note of nicknames, slang terms, alternative forms of names related to your topic.
- Put this list on a laptop, phone or other device so you can have ready access to it.
Online--Secondary Sources Available via the Internet
GALILEO : collection of over 400 research databases, including:
- The New Georgia Encyclopedia provides access to authoritative information on people, places, events, history, and other topics about the state of Georgia. The site includes articles and images on every aspect of the state and includes links to related Internet sites.
- ProjectMuse a full-text journal database for over 100 journals in the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, and gender studies.
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In Print--Secondary Sources in the Main Library at UGA
Although the temptation is to stick to articles available online, there are many books in print that may be essential for understanding your topic.
GlL Search and browse for print publications and some e-publications held by UGA Libraries
Gil Express If a book isn't available from UGA, you can usually request it using GIL Express and it will arrive on campus for you to pick up in just a few days