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INAF 100-13: Peace to End all Peace: 1919 and the Middle East

Resources for research assignments, Fall 2020.

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Books as Secondary Sources

  • Search HoyaSearch to find books by keyword, subject, title, or author
    • Select Available Online to limit to ebooks
    • Use "advanced search" to locate specific titles or authors

Books as Primary Sources

Use keywords such as: sources, archives, papers, correspondence, personal narratives, interviews, memoirs, diaries, autobiography, "description and travel"

Examples: Armenian massacres and sources

Search for the writings of key persons. Use Advanced Search in HoyaSearch.

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Clayton, Gilbert Falkingham, and Robert O. Collins. An Arabian Diary. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969.

Articles & Journals

Note: Looking for a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper? Search the publication's title in Journal Finder for online access.

Especially for film studies...

Primary Sources

Find definitions and examples of primary and secondary sources in Start Your Research: Primary Sources. Examples of relevant documents collections, historical newspapers, and archives collections are listed here:

Historical Newspapers



Images and Films

Booth Family Center for Special Collections (Lauinger Library)

Healy clock towerThe Booth Family Center for Special Collections is home to Georgetown University’s rare books, manuscript collections, the Georgetown University Archives, and the University Art Collection.  Located on the fifth floor of Lauinger Library, it preserves and protects primary resources and unique items for future generations. Georgetown students are encouraged to take advantage of these collections. For more information, follow the links below:

Georgetown University Archives


Rare Books

University Art Collection

Other Special Collections at Georgetown

Contact Special Collections

Writing & Citing

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