Through a library catalog, you can find all the materials owned by the library in all formats. Databases specialize in areas of knowledge. You can have a database of images (photography, paintings, architecture,) a database of videos and audiovisuals, or a database of news articles worldwide. Many databases contain full-text scholarly articles.
⇒ For our purpose, you will look at databases that include articles on 19th-century French topics.
Scholarly articles are published in Academic Journals. They are considered secondary sources because they provide commentary and analysis about primary sources. Primary sources relate to first-hand creations such as films, archival papers, photography, manuscripts, government papers, diaries, or things in our Special Collections & Archives. In other words, primary sources refer to original sources.
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Three search samples for the database Persee:
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