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Research Guide for History Workshop: From Slavery to Freedom, Prof. Erica Dunbar: Getting Started

Resources to find primary and secondary sources for your workshop paper.

Getting Started


This guide is designed to help you find primary and secondary sources for Professor Dunbar's History Workshop: From Slavery to freedom. For your final paper, you'll need to cite at least eight secondary and at least four primary resources. Primary sources need to be from Rutgers Libraries databases. Secondary sources have to be articles published in academic journals.

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have questions or need some additional guidance. My contact info is on the right. Email is the best way to contact me initially. I'm always happy to meet in person, by phone, or online to discuss your research.

How to Use this Guide

Simply follow the tabs to the right.

- Use America: History & Life to find secondary articles in academic journals. Remember: a great way to find additional sources, both primary and secondary, is to use the footnotes and/or bibliographies in scholarly articles.

The tab for America: History & Life also explains some basic search logic and search techniques, for example, using and, or to combime search terms, how to search by subject heading, etc. Many of these search options are also available in other databases and in QuickSearch.

- Use QuickSearch to find both primary and secondary sources. It searches the Libraries catalog, plus many, but not all of the library databases.

- The remaining tabs will help you find fulltext primary sources.

American History Librarian- New Brunswick

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Tom Glynn
Alexander Library
Rutgers University
169 College Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ
(848) 932-6105

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