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HIST 001N: Oil & Empire (SC)

History 001N: First Year Seminar - Oil & Empire - Fall 2013

Finding Primary Sources about the Modern Middle East & North Africa

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Printed Primary Sources

Primary sources can take many different forms.  Letters, accounts and other kinds of documents written at the time of an event or era allow a nuanced and detailed understanding of historical issues.  Material below explains ways to locate primary sources in Tripod and Worldcat.  To find additional primary sources, historical studies in books and journal articles will often offer the best recommendations. Check footnotes and bibliographies for references to published/printed primary source collections and online repositories.

Finding Primary Sources 

Primary source translations that are in the Tricollege libraries will often be listed in Tripod under subject words combined with such terms as  "sources"  "early works to 1800"  "correspondence"  "interviews"  or  "personal narratives"    For example, the search middle east sources produces books including: