Join Elsa Loftis for an in-depth discussion in this video Archives, part of Information Literacy.
- Let's talk about how to access and use…archival materials for your research.…First, let's talk about what archives are.…Archives are similar to libraries in that…they provide access to a diverse range of materials.…However, they are different from libraries…in the types of materials that they hold…and the way that we access those materials.…The Society of American Archivists describe the types…of materials available in archives…as both published and unpublished materials…that can be in any format.…Archival materials are considered primary sources.…
A primary source is a document…or physical object written or created…during the time period being studied…and offer an inside view of history.…Examples of primary sources include…manuscripts, letters, artwork, photographs,…moving image and sound materials,…books, diaries, artifacts, and the digital equivalents…of all of these things.…Many of the materials held in archives are unique.…There may be only a few of them in existence…or they are the only one in existence.…
Artist or designer? Elsa explains how creative professionals can use informational searches for inspiration and professional development. Whatever your background, this course is designed to help you become a better, faster, and more thorough researcher.
- Understanding the information cycle
- Working with books, periodicals, databases, and web resources
- Identifying your information needs
- Choosing search terms
- Evaluating resources
- Citing sources
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