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Model UN: Yale Review of International Studies Essay: Primary Sources

Primary Sources

Any document, image, or artifact created at the time of the topic being researched is a primary source. Examples include eyewitness accounts, autobiographies and memoirs, diaries, letters, speeches, reports, newspapers, household and day-to-day objects, clothing, works of art, architecture, and photographs.

Find Primary Sources in Online Subscription Databases

News Databases

NOTE: when searching for primary sources in databases, ALWAYS limit your search to the date range relevant to your topicLook at other limiters on the advanced search page that might improve your results, such as article, commentary, editorial, essay, feature, front page / cover story, letter to the editor.

Other Databases Containing Primary Sources

  • Remember to limit the date range of your search. Generally you can also limit it from your search results page.

NoodleTools Tips: Primary Sources

To cite a Primary Source, first choose the NoodleTools option that best describes where you found it:

  • Database = a document found in a Taft Subscription Database such as Access World News or ResearchIT CT Newstand.
  • Website = a document on a website found through a search engine such as Google.

Next determine what kind of primary source you are citing:

  • Look at the list of options in NoodleTools. Is it a newspaper article, a speech, a letter, or another item listed? If so, choose that item type.
  • If you are not sure, you can use "Anthology / Collection" which enables you to cite a source found within another source.

 

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