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Greek, Latin, & Ancient Mediterranean Studies 321: Gods, Magic, and Mysteries

What's a secondary source?

In secondary sources, authors analyze and interpret primary source materials. 

Secondary sources can be scholarly or popular.  Scholarly sources (sometimes called "academic" or "peer-reviewed" sources) are written by and for experts and typically include bibliographies and citations.  Popular sources are written for a general, non-expert audience and can be authored by anyone.

Primo Search

Why should I sign into Primo?

When you sign into Primo, you are able to do the following:

  • Access externally licensed resources.
  • Request or recall items.
  • Save items from your results list and searches you have performed for future use.
  • Set preferences to reflect the way you usually search and save them for future sessions.
  • Access your account to find out what you currently have checked out.

You should also sign out of Primo so that your searches remain private and your settings are not tampered with by anyone else.


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Consult the e-books guide for more information about how to download ebooks to your own device.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Tip:  When you find a secondary source that is especially useful for your research project, look at its full record in Primo to find its Library of Congress Subject Headings.  Click on one of them and you'll find every other book that shares that same subject heading.