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Foundations: Mesoamerican Civilizations: Inka / Inca

INKA / INCA   

Secondary Sources

 

Secondary Sources will have more specific information about your topic.

  • Secondary source books are written by scholars and present a new interpretation or thesis based upon a synthesis of primary sources, scholarly journal articles, and other secondary sources.
  • Sometimes there will be an entire book, sometimes you may have to assemble information from multiple monographs.
  • Secondary sources will usually have a bibliography of materials for further study.

 

BOOKS ON RESERVE AT THE CIRCULATION DESK To ensure equitable access, all reserve materials are to be used only in the library for the duration of the project.

TO BORROW RESERVE BOOKS:

  1. Use the links above to identify which books you would like to borrow.
  2. Ask Library Staff at the Circulation Desk for the specific books you would like to use.
  3. We will retrieve the books from the reserve shelves and sign them out to you.
  4. When you have finished using them or at the end of class, RETURN the books to a Library Staff Member.

General (more than one civilization)

  • America's first cuisines / Sophie D. Coe. F1219.76 .F67 C64
  • The ancient American world / William Fash and Mary E. Lyons. F1219 .F27 2005
  • Ancient sun kingdoms: Aztec, Maya, Inca / Victor Wolfgang von Hagen. E65 .V6 1962
  • New world and Pacific civilizations: cultures of America, Asia, and the Pacific / Ed. by Goren Burenhult. GN303 .I4 1993 vol. 4 (oversize)

Inca / Inka

  • America's first cuisines / Sophie D. Coe. F1219.76 .F67 C64
  • Art of the Incas and its origins / Henri Stierlin. F2230.1.A7 S7513 1984 (oversize)
  • Daily life in the Inca empire / Michael A. Malpass. (an online ebook)
  • Empire of the Inca / Burr Cartwright Brundage. F3429 .B84
  • Everyday life of the Incas / Ann Kendall. F3429 .K47
  • Handbook to Life in the Inca World / Ananda Cohen Suarez and Jeremy James George. (an online ebook)
  • Inca civilization in Cuzco / R. Tom Zuidema.  (an online ebook)
  • The Incas: empire of blood and gold / Carmen Bernand. F3429 .B536 1994  PS
  • Incas: lords of gold and glory / The Editors of Time-Life Books. F3429 .I6 1992
  • The incredible Incas and their timeless land / Loren McIntyre. F3429 .M18
  • Last days of the Incas / Kim McQuarrie. F3442 .M33 2007
  • Machu Picchu: unveiling the mystery of the Incas / Ed. by Richard L. Burger and Lucy C. Salazar. F3429.1.M3 M33 2004
  • Old civilizations of Inca land / Charles W. Mead. F3429 M46 1972
  • Realm of the Incas / Victor Wolfgang von Hagen. F3429 .V59 1961
  • Religion in the Andes: vision and imagination in early colonial Peru / Sabine MacCormack. (an online ebook)

Find Trustworthy Websites

Wikipedia's general disclaimer: "Wikipedia cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here. The content of any given article may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in the relevant fields."

  • Britannica Academic Articles include links to recommended websites.
  • SweetSearch, A Search Engine for Students searches only credible websites approved by research experts. 
  • Limit your search to reliable domains by including the following phrase: 
    • AND site:edu OR site:ac.uk 
    • (edu for educational institutions in the U.S.; ac.uk for educational institutions in the United Kingdom) 
    • For example: Inca OR Inka AND religion AND site:edu OR site:ac.uk
  • Note: be aware that universities may allow their students to use their edu domain. If there is a tilde (~) in the address, it may be a personal student page which is not monitored by the institution. 
Google Web Search

Primary Sources

Primary Sources Sources created by those who lived it

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.

Please note: primary source documents and images are a reflection of the time and culture in which they were created and may contain language or images that are considered offensive today.

 

Primary Sources in Books / eBooks

 

Primary Sources in Online Subscription Databases

  • Ancient and Medieval History Click on the Primary Sources tab above your search result list. NOTE: Citations can be exported to NoodleTools.
  • Daily Life Through History Use the Filters button at the top of your search results list to select Documents and media, which may include primary source artifacts and images. NOTE: Citations can be exported to NoodleTools
  • Gale in Context: World History Select Primary Sources from the menu bar on your search results page. NOTE: Citations can be exported to NoodleTools.
  • Modern World History Click on the Primary Sources tab above your search result list. NOTE: Citations can be exported to NoodleTools.
  • World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras Use the Filters button at the top of your search results list to select Documents and media, which may include primary source artifacts and images. NOTE: Citations can be exported to NoodleTools.
  • World History: The Modern Era Use the Filters button at the top of your search results list to select Documents and media, which may include primary source artifacts and images. NOTE: Citations can be exported to NoodleTools

 

Primary Sources on the Internet

  • Colonial Latin America Documents relating to the conquest and exploitation of the Americas. From the Internet History Sourcebooks Project by Paul Halsall, Fordham University.
  • Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is among the greatest artistic, architectural and land use achievements anywhere and the most significant tangible legacy of the Inca civilization...Built in the fifteenth century Machu Picchu was abandoned when the Inca Empire was conquered by the Spaniards in the sixteenth century. It was not until 1911 that the archaeological complex was made known to the outside world.
  • Inca Artifacts (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
  • Incas of Peru Sources from the Library of Congress about the impact of Incan culture on ancient and modern world culture. From PBS Learning Media.
  • Pre-Columbian Objects: Inka from Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

To find more primary sources on the internet, you can search your terms with the phrase AND documents OR "primary sources"

  • For example: Inca OR Inka AND documents OR "primary sources"

If you have any questions,

see Mr. Padgett or Ms. Taylor

OR email us at 

spadgett@taftschool.org  

  taylorp@taftschool.org

We're here to help!

NoodleTools Tips for Citing Books / eBooks and Primary Sources

PLEASE NOTE: Do not copy and paste complete citations from electronic sources. NoodleTools cannot generate footnotes from copied and pasted citations.

 

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

  • Database = an ebook found in a Taft Subscription Database such as Infobase eBooks.
    • Click on the citation tool on your source page to determine if you can export the Chicago-style citation directly to NoodleTools.
    • Choose Book.
    • You must provide the permanent URL for your source. Look for any of the following on the page: permalink, persistent link, stable link, durable link, "Get link",Cite, or Citable Link.
    • Choose the name of the database, using the pull-down menu under My library's databases.
    • Complete information about the book (author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date).
  • Website = an electronic book found on the Internet using a search engine like Google.
    • Choose Book.
    • Copy and paste the URL for the book from your browser address bar. 
    • Enter author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date. If there's an ISBN, search that number to get the information about the book.
  • Print or In Hand = a book in the Reserve collection behind the main desk or found upstairs in the Main collection.
    • Choose Book.
    • Using information in the book, enter author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date.

Note: Print and electronic books can also be cited in NoodleTools using the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) . For a print book, look for the ISBN and associated barcode on the back cover or on the back side of the title page. If you don't find it, a library staff member can help. Books published before 1967 won't have an ISBN.

International Standard Book Number - Wikipedia

 

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 Ancient and Medieval History.
    • Click on the citation tool on your article page to determine if you can export the Chicago-style citation directly to NoodleTools.
    • You must provide the permanent URL for your source. Look for any of the following on the page: permalink, persistent link, stable link, durable link, "Get link",Cite, or Citable Link.
  • Website = a site found on the Websites page of the course guide, found through a web directory like SweetSearch or a search engine such as Google. 
  • Print or In Hand = a document found in a book in the library. For example: in a reference book or a secondary source.

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.