Research Guides

History


Collection Description
Subject Specialist

Shatha Baydoun

Select Primary Sources
Primary Versus Secondary Sources
The Libraries’ offer a wide collection of primary and secondary sources on a variety of topics designed to support your research interests. Primary sources are original documents (written or otherwise) produced during the time of the event such as art, newspapers, or maps. Secondary sources offer an interpretation or analysis of primary source materials and include articles, biographies, books, or textbooks. For ways to distinguish the two take a look at the video below:
Select Secondary Sources
Databases
The Libraries’ have an extensive collection of databases designed to support your research and writing needs. Please contact Shatha Baydoun, History Liaison Librarian, for an individual research consultation or for more information about resources in history.
 
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Historical Coverage
Newspapers
 Newspaper articles are great sources for historical research. The Libraries’ has an extensive collection of newspapers and databases.
 Front-page of The Miami Hurricane, April 02, 1948

Current Coverage
Maps

A Plan of the City and Harbor of Havana, Capital of the Island of Cuba (1760-1769) from the UM Cuban Map Collection

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