Undergraduates

Learning to research with Primary Sources

Has your class met with a librarian yet? We are gearing up for a number of classes with students. We offer a variety of instructional opportunities, but our most common¬†request is to¬†provide students with an introduction to primary source research and the special collections available on campus. Use the resources below to refresh your memory […]

Analyzing primary sources: Civil War Newspapers

This is one of a series of posts about how to analyze different types of primary sources. Last week we talked about analyzing literature from the world wars. This week we’re also looking at published material – newspaper images depicting scenes from the Civil War. Context During the Civil War, newspapers were a popular source […]

Analyzing primary sources: Campus protest photographs

This is one of a series of posts about how to analyze different types of primary sources. Last week we talked about analyzing literature from World War I and World War II. This week we’re also talking about images in a time of strife, but instead of world war literature we’re going to look at […]

Analyzing primary sources: Literature of World War I & World War II

This is one of a series of posts about how to analyze different types of primary sources. Last week we took a look at a Confederate soldier’s sketchbook of prison life. This week we’re going to analyze some literature from World War I and World War II. Context World War I and World War II […]

Analyzing primary sources: A Confederate soldier’s sketchbook

This is one of a series of posts about how to analyze different types of primary sources. Last week we talked about what primary sources are and how to analyze them. This time around we’re going to talk about how to analyze a rather unusual sketchbook. Context At the outbreak of the Civil War, John […]

Analyzing primary sources: An introduction

This is the first in a series of posts about how to analyze different types of primary sources. Let’s talk about analyzing primary sources. First, what are primary sources? Primary sources are original materials. They are from the time period involved and have not been filtered through interpretation or evaluation. Primary sources are original materials […]

Welcome Back!

Hello, Terps! We are so excited to see the campus bustling again for this new academic year! We can’t wait for all of you to come and visit us for your researching needs in Hornbake Library! We thought it might be a great time to share some of our old photographs of students from years […]

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