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Introduction to Primary Source Research: Welcome


Welcome to the Introduction to Primary Source Research. This guide will help you navigate starting your archival research, thinking critically about the sources you'll encounter, and how to use material in your papers.

Starting Archival Research

New to archival research? How can you help archivists to help you? Reference service from our side of the desk, a blog from the Peel Archives, explains how reference staff can help you with your research while Navigating New-to-You Rare Book & Special Collection Libraries: A Working List of Questions to Ask, is a quick guide by Professor Claire Bourne on things you'll encounter and what questions to ask before and during your first visit to a repository.