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INQ 110 Finding Kennedy: Welcome!

Databases for Primary Sources

Online Magazines and Newspapers from the Kennedy Years

Reference sources (online)


Welcome to the INQ 110 Finding Kennedy LibGuide!

Please navigate this LibGuide by using the tabs at the top of the page.

President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and their children John, Jr. and Caroline, at their summer house in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. August 4, 1962

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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.

John F. Kennedy Library and Digital Archives

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Databases for Secondary Sources

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