HSS 202 - Genocide & Human Rights: Primary Sources

Finding Primary Sources

You can find primary sources for this topic in three places:

  1. Books. Many of our E-Books have primary sources in them. Look for words in the book's title like "a documentary history" or "sources." Also look for clues within the text like block quotes and distinct sections with a different author.
  2. Databases. Many of the databases you looked at in the Reference Sources tab have primary sources within them. Those with primary sources are relisted below. Try playing with search filters to make sure you are looking at primary sources in the search results.
  3. Websites. Below are a few websites with primary sources. Make sure to note the difference between any introductory text and the primary source itself.

If you're not sure if you're looking at a primary source, just ask a librarian for help!

Newspaper Databases

***To use the correct form in NT to cite this properly, when prompted for "Where is it"? --> choose Database, "What is it"? --> Choose Newspaper

Databases with Primary Source Material

***To use the correct form in NT to cite this properly, when prompted for "Where is it"? --> choose Database, "What is it"? --> Choose type of material (letter, government document, speech, etc.).

Primary Source Websites

***To use the correct form in NT to cite this properly, when prompted for "Where is it"? --> choose Website, "What is it"? --> Choose type of material, often just Webpage (or it could be more specific like Work of Visual Art, etc.).