Primary sources are original, uninterpreted information. Scholars analyze primary sources in order to answer research questions. Examples of primary sources vary by discipline.
Examples in the humanities:
Examples in the social sciences:
Example in the sciences:
What you will use as primary sources in Hispanic Studies will depend on the context of your assignment:
Visual materials, including images, are examples of primary sources. There are many image collections in ARTstor that are pertinent to Hispanic Studies, including the Languages and Literature featured group which "highlights Artstor content related to languages and literature, including images of renowned authors and depictions of literary themes and characters, as well as contextual images that enhance understanding of the time periods and cultures shaping literary production."
Learn more about ARTstor collections relevant to Languages and Literature and Latin American Studies.
Collins Library subscribes to the print format of some popular Spanish-language magazines. Past issues are located downstairs in the periodical collection, organized alphabetically by title.
The magazine collection includes:
Collins Library has a growing collection of Spanish-language cinema on DVD and through streaming video platforms. You can also request DVDs from SUMMIT and other libraries via ILL.
Search by the film's title, by the author/creator, or do a keyword search on your topic in Primo to see which films are available.
Other digital libraries:
The Archives & Special Collections collects, preserves, and makes available primary source material documenting life at the University as well as collections representing regional, national and international issues.
A small selection of material is listed below, for additional sources, please contact email@example.com.
White, Joseph Blanco, Letters from Spain, 1825.
Letters from Portugal and Spain; comprising an account of the operations of the armies under their excellencies, Sir Arthur Wellesley and Sir John Moore..., 1809.
Lorenz, D. E., The Mediterranean traveller; a handbook of practical information, 1905.
The Archives & Special Collections is located on the second floor of the Collins Memorial Library.
Set up an appointment: We are open to researchers by appointment Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. To make an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or book online.
We look forward to assisting you!