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Find Primary Sources

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This guide defines a primary source and lists places to find a wide variety of primary sources.

Date created: 
Summer 2012
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http://lib.utexas.edu/students/find/findprimary.html

Tutorial for Archival Research on Women's Human Rights

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This tutorial is designed to help students research women's human rights using the archives at the University of Texas at Austin and take them step-by-step through the process of selecting an archive, preparing for research before diving into the collection, using an archive, evaluating the archival material, and thinking critically about the material's creation.

This tutorial was created specifically to support the Signature Courses on women, gender, and human rights supported by the Embrey Women’s Human Rights Initiative.

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http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/cwgs/womens-rights/Archival-Research-Tutorial/Archival-Research-Tutorial.php

Archival Research Paper Rubric

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This rubric communicates expectations for students writing a research paper requiring archival or primary resources using a variety of indicators, such as description, analysis, and evaluation.

Tips: 

The rubric works well when paired with a pre-research assignment requiring students to do evaluation work, such as the Archival Source Analysis Worksheet.

Date created: 
Fall 2011
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Archival Source Analysis Worksheet

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This worksheet is tailored specifically for evaluating a primary or archival source by addressing issues of audience, authority, bias, accuracy, and tone. It also asks students to examine the source within the broader historical context (for example, the time period, social movement). An optional question asks students to find two other sources that interpret the archival document in order to help draw their own conclusions.

Date created: 
Fall 2011
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Primary Versus Secondary Sources

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Students analyze a primary and secondary source on a course-related topic and reflect upon the differences between these types of sources.

Tips: 

Contact UGS librarians to customize this assignment and an accompanying tailored research guide.

Date created: 
Fall 2008
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