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THEA 285: Period Styles


Types of Sources:

Primary sources are original materials created at the time of the occurrence in question.  Some examples of primary sources include the art of the period, portraits, museum collections, newspapers, films, photographs, catalogs, and advertisements.

Secondary sources are based on primary resources, but occur after the occurrence in question, and provide comentary or an interpretation of the occurrence.Some examples of secondary sources are monographs (books on a single subject) and journal articles.

Tertiary sources summarize information based on secondary and primary resources.Tertiary resources are a good places to look for dates and verify terms and/or spelling. They often provide suggested reading lists. Some examples of tertiary resources are encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks.

Choosing the Right Keywords

This tutorial will help you identify effective keywords to find the most relevant search results for your topic or research question.  The strategies discussed in this tutorial can be applied to any database or search engine.  Click anywhere on the image to begin.  This tutorial will not work in Internet Explorer.


Advanced Search Techniques

Advanced Search Techniques

This tutorial will show you how to both expand and refine search results using advanced techniques.  The strategies discussed in this tutorial can be applied to any database or search engine.  Click on the image to begin the tutorial.  You MUST click on “Single-page view” near the upper left corner for this tutorial to work properly.


first screen of tutorial Advanced Search Techniques


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