Finding Primary Sources | GPLL270


Primary sources are original documents and objects that were created at the time under study, or by participants or observers of the events. Suited for students who need to incorporate historical resources into their research, this workshop offers an introduction to finding sometimes elusive primary sources appropriate for graduate study. Students will learn how to identify and retrieve original documents in a variety of formats at Concordia Library and beyond. You will learn the relevant skills necessary to find, evaluate, and cite primary sources.

Learning Objectives

In this workshop, participants will learn how to:
1. Identify primary sources in a variety of formats in the Concordia Library
2. Apply techniques for finding primary sources in Sofia
3. Employ search skills to retrieve documents in relevant library databases
4. Identify and access primary material at other libraries worldwide
5. Evaluate primary sources
6. Cite primary sources in Chicago and MLA styles

Leaders Information

Aeron MacHattie is the Teaching & Research Librarian for History at Concordia University.


Event details

Workshop location


Start date

Thursday, March 9, 2023

End date

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Workshop days



From 14:00 to 16:00


Vince Graziano


Basak Tozlu


12 / 40

Registration deadline

Monday, March 6, 2023