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HIST 490 The Pacific World: Welcome

Welcome to the HIST 490: The Pacific World Guide!

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This image of a pre-19th century feather god is from the British Museum's collection of Hawaiian artifacts. It was possibly taken on Captain Cook's third voyage. Find out more here.

Primary vs. Secondary Sources

A primary source is a document or physical object written/created during the moment in time you are interested in researching. A primary source provides information directly from the source (a book written by Adolf Hitler). A secondary source provides information indirectly (a historian's recounting of research done on Hitler).

Indiana University at Bloomington gives an excellent example of primary sources vs. secondary sources right here.

Subject Guide

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