You will be able to access most library resources from wherever you are by logging in with your GU NetID and password. Follow the instructions on the Off Campus Access page for details.
Georgetown University Library Covid-19 Updates & Resources gives the latest information about the library.
Develop new skills in a Library Workshop: view the Fall 2020 schedule.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a Zoom research consultation, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to working with you!
Books as Secondary Sources
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.
Clayton, Gilbert Falkingham, and Robert O. Collins. An Arabian Diary. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969.
Note: Looking for a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper? Search the publication's title in Journal Finder for online access.
Especially for film studies...
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:
Images and Films
The 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:
RefWorks and Zotero are tools for capturing, organizing, and managing citations. Easily create parenthetical references and works-cited pages. Create your own, free account. Both tools allow you to format citations in almost any style, including APA, Turabian, Chicago, and MLA.
Take advantage of the Georgetown University Writing Center to improve your writing and craft your best work. To book an online appointment, visit writingcenter.georgetown.edu
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International License. | Details of our policy