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FINDING PRIMARY SOURCES

FINDING PRIMARY SOURCES

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How do I find primary sources in SCOTTY?

 Enter keywords that describe your topic and "primary source keywords" in the advanced search in SCOTTY (http://scotty.ucr.edu).

So for our earlier topic, you might search for diaries or letters written by people who lived in the South during that time period.  The search might look like this:

Screen Shot of advanced search in SCOTTY

 

The results of this search in SCOTTY.

SCOTTY Tips:
Connect synonyms or similar concepts with OR to get more results

To retrieve variations of a word, use an asterisk (*) at the end of the root word.  For example south* will retrieve items that have south, southern, southerner, southerners, southeast, etc. in it 

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Last modified: 8/22/2012 11:44 AM by M. Potter

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