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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.

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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Can't find what you are looking for at the JBS library? Try your local library! 

Using databases from off campus

You can use any of our databases from off campus if you have the correct user name and password for access. We may not post these publicly, so they reside on a Google Site page that requires your JBS email login for access.

Click HERE to see a clickable list of databases along with their user names and passwords.


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Linda Mercer
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