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Primary Sources

 Primary sources reflect the individual viewpoint of a participant or observer. It constitutes first hand evidence "from" the time... as opposed to "about" the time.

  • Examples:

  • Diaries, journals, speeches, interviews, letters, memos, manuscripts, memoirs, autobiographies, government documents, and organizations records.
  • Books and articles from magazines, journals, and newspapers written at the time about a particular event.
  • Photographs, paintings, portraits, and audio and video recordings documenting what happened.
  • Surveys and polls and interviews.
  • Documents

Group Studying in the Thrift Library - Available 90.5 Hours Per Week

Nine group study rooms.

Table Seating - 84

Booth Seating -36

Carrels - 28

Lounge Chairs - 23

Public Computers - 6

Good Reading


Want to read a good book?

Watch a DVD or Streaming Video?

Listen to a CD?

Here are some recommendations.

Updated each month.

Click on Good Reading at the side of this guide

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Free eTextbooks - Spring 2023

Each semester the Thrift Library purchases eTextbooks for use by our students. Links are then shared with faculty for insertion into Canvas Courses.

This semester we are providing about one in five titles.

Do we have your Textbook? Look on the Student List.