Best Practices for using Campus Library E-Resources
To avoid access problems from off-campus review the list below:
- Create a new web browser page or window and begin on the library's website- http://iue.edu/library or http://iue.libguides.com.
- Do not begin a library search from OneStart or Oncourse.
- As you enter a database, you will be asked to enter your userid and passphrase/word. The IU East IT department provides this service. To get to some full-text resources this must be completed. Example of screen below.
- If you do not see the login page, close everything, if possible, and try again.
- Report access problems to Matt Dilworth or contact by telephone at 765-973-8279.
H105 American History I:
Evolution of American society from English Colonization through Civil War: political, economic, social structure; racial and ethnic groups; sex roles; Native American, inter-American and world diplomacy of United States; evolution of ideology, war, territorial expansion, industrialization, urbanization, international events, and their impact on American history. Offered every semester.
What is a primary document?
- A useful introduction to primary documentation is available from RUSA, the Reference & User Services Association of the American Libraries Association.
- The Primary Source organization provides a thoughtful explanation of the concept of primary sources and documents.
- Find a tutorial on primary sources here at California: Irvine.
- Examples of primary documents/sources include: original documents (like the actual United States Constitution), research articles, diaries, interviews, personal accounts of events, eye-witness experiences and live-action news.
Primary vs. Secondary Documents for the Civil War
Perhaps this video will make the concept clearer:
As you begin your research you will use secondary resources to find out more about the topic.
Encyclopedia, dictionaries, mannuals and textbooks are secondary sources in the form of books.
Review articles and articles written about other's research or experiences are secondary sources.
Usually these secondary sources help you narrow your topic and provide context for further research.