Some of the resources in the list below are only accessible through GALILEO. To access GALILEO off campus, you will need the password. Ask for the GALILEO password in person at your CPTC library, or send an e-mail using your CPTC account.
Find scholarly journals in GALILEO. If you're accessing GALILEO off campus, you will need the password. Ask for it in person at your CPTC library or via email using your CPTC account. Our librarians are available to help you learn how to use GALILEO to find the resources you need.
A primary source was written or created by someone who was a participant or witness to the event. Examples of primary sources include diaries/journals, letters, speeches, autobiographies, news footage of an event as it happened, or artifacts (such as pottery, or a quilt).
A secondary source is not a first-hand or eyewitness account. This source is one step removed from the primary source. It's written after the fact. Think of a secondary source as an interpretation or analysis of a primary source. A journal article may rely on primary sources, but the article itself is a secondary source. An author who studies the speeches and diaries of a subject, and then writes a book, is creating a secondary source.
So what's a tertiary source? It's the source such as a catalog, bibliography or index that leads the researcher to primary and secondary sources.