To find primary sources held at the the Moorpark College Library, perform a keyword search for your subject terms in the Library Catalog and add one of the following keyword(s): Archives, diaries, personal narratives, sources, and/or correspondence.
Example: African Americans sources, African American correspondence, etc.
Think of primary sources as original materials and observations. They are information sources that are close to an event, individual, or time period. Examples include:
*American Library Association. Instruction & Research Services Committee of the Reference and User Service Association History Section. http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/history/resources/primarysources
Secondary sources review, comment, edit, interpret, analyze or summarize primary sources. The information has been created after an event and comment on the event or the original work itself. Be sure to examine secondary sources to insure that the information is reliable and credible.