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CMLT C572 Modern African Letters

What is a secondary source?

  • Secondary sources are documents or recordings that discuss, analyze/interpret and/or synthesize primary source material.
  • Secondary sources are the sources used most often because they are the most accessible.
  • Secondary sources can also be primary sources.
  • Secondary sources include
    • Books
    • Bibliographies
    • Articles from scholarly journals, popular magazines, and newspapers (after the event)
    • Video and audio recordings
    • Biographical works
    • Commentaries and treatises
    • Textbooks
    • Indexes and abstracts
    • Works of criticism and interpretation


Library of Congress (LC) Call Numbers

This Library of Congress Classification Outline holds true for any library in the world using the LC system.

For example, African History will be classed in the DT range; American ethnic literature will be classed PS153. Art and Art History will be classed  in the N ranges; and so on...  

IUCAT Search

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