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HIST 407: The South African War, 1899-1902

This is a guide for students researching their final papers in the seminar HIST 407: The South African War, 1899-1902

Primary Sources at UO

You will likely need to be creative when searching for primary sources. Remember to ask yourself "who would have cared enough about this topic to document it in some form?"

Searching the library catalog:

  • use subject headings that describe common primary source formats like "Diaries," "Personal narratives," "Correspondence," etc.
  • limit your search by date to find material published contemporary to the time period covered by your topic
  • search for people or organizations as authors

Primary Source Databases

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