Selecting the best search scope for your research needs:
Library Catalog vs. VU Collections vs. Articles
|Search Scope||What is included?||When should I use it?|
For a more detailed explanation of your search scope options consult What am I searching?
Useful Keywords When Searching for Primary Sources
What are primary sources?
A primary source is a document or other sort of evidence written or created during the time under study, or by one of the persons or organizations directly involved in the event. Primary sources offer an inside view of a particular event. Some types are:
(excerpts or translations acceptable)
|Creative Works||Relics or Artifacts|
|News Film Footage||Films||Tools|
The following resources contain primary sources documents: letters, diaries, speeches, slave narratives, goverment documents...
African American Focus
Native American Focus
The following databases will help you find articles on your topic:
What is ?
FindIt@VU provides direct links from a database citation to the fulltext of the article (if available) and other supporting resources.
An FAQ for FindIt@VU is also available.