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Smith - Junior Projects: Home

A set of resources for juniors completing Dr. Smith's class projects.

Start Your Research Here!

The library is a great place to start your research for class projects! Here are some resources the library offers: 

  • Databases - Here you can search for articles, eBooks, and background information all at once. 
  • Primary Sources- Use the website links provided to find creditable primary sources.  
  • Books - Reference books provide you with background information, and regular library books are great secondary sources. 

Primary and Secondary Sources

Primary Sources: 
Primary sources are first-hand, authoritative accounts of an event, topic, or historical time period. They are typically produced at the time of the event by a person who experienced it, but can also be made later on in the form of personal memoirs or oral histories. Think original documents.  

Secondary Sources: 
Secondary sources interpret or critique primary sources. They often include an analysis of the event that was discussed or featured in the primary source.

Footnotes vs. Bibliography

Footnotes: Citations at the end of the page on which the source is referenced, marked by a superscript number which corresponds to the superscript number within the body of the text next to the content being cited.

Bibliography: All of the sources you consulted while writing your paper. These full citations are placed in alphabetical order by author's last name and include sources cited and relevant source that were not cited but used as a reference. 

Citing Primary Sources from a Book


[Linnell, Irving N.].  Consul General Linnell to the Chargé d'Affaires at Berlin. 3 April 1939. In From Prague after Munich, Diplomatic Papers 1938-1940, 106-110.  By George F. Kennan.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1968.


 17. Consul General Linnell to the Chargé d'Affaires at Berlin, 3 April 1939, in From Prague after Munich, Diplomatic Papers 1938-1940, by George F. Kennan (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1968), 107.

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