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Latina Feminisms in US LAMS 218: Home


Welcome to the Bertrand Library! Today we're going to talk about:

  • An introduction to the library and its services and resources
  • Primary vs. secondary sources
  • Finding information on Latin American Studies and Women's Studies

Primary vs. Secondary Sources

Primary sources are first-hand accounts of a topic. What is considered a "primary source" depends on the context of the topic and research. Different topics will require different formats. Primary sources can be but are not limited to:

  • Personal journals and letters
  • Photographs and video of an event 
  • Speeches
  • Interviews
  • Newspaper articles by journalists who were there or interviewed people who were there
  • Original research & data (sciences/social sciences)
  • Works of art (novels, poems, paintings, film, etc.)

Secondary sources are one step removed from primary sources. They tend to look at a bigger picture than primary sources and there context and analysis added.


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