Tools for Locating Primary Sources in Archives and Online

Thursday, 9/6/2018
  • 1:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 12:00 PM (Central)
  • 11:00 AM (Mountain)
  • 10:00 AM (Pacific)

This course is intended for librarians who are new to working with patrons who need to find primary sources. It will cover using four important electronic databases, and several prominent printed resources, to locate primary sources in archives and in online databases.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Find primary sources by consulting secondary sources
  • Fin primary sources through using electronic databases
  • Find primary sources by consulting biographical dictionaries
  • Find and use printed catalogs of manuscript collections

Who Should Attend

Librarians who have taken on new duties in subjects (such as history, area studies, religion, or literature) whose scholars need to consult primary sources. This webinar will introduce them to basic tools that will enable them to help patrons find archives or online collections of digitized materials. 

Presenter

Steve A. Knowlton,  Librarian for History and African American Studies, Princeton University. He has published a number of peer-reviewed articles based on research using primary sources and regularly coaches graduate students and undergraduates in performing archival research. 

Registration

Cost

Individual registration rates are as follows:

RUSA members: $45

ALA members: $50

ALA student & retired members: $25

Non-members: $65

Group rate: $99 single login, $38/per person multiple logins. (min 2 people)

How to Register

Register Online

Tech Requirements

This webinar will be offered using Adobe Connect. Please ensure that you have Adobe Flash Player Version 10.1 or later on your computer. Audio for these sessions will be streamed over computer speakers and via a teleconference line. You will be able to ask questions and interact with the presenter and other webinar participants via chat.

You can test your settings to verify that your computer is configured properly to participate in this webinar. 

Contact

Questions about your registration should be directed to registration@ala.org

Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Ninah Moore, RUSA Training & Events Coordinator, at nmoore@ala.org

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!