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South African History Research Guide

Locate Items about South African History

What are Secondary Sources?


Secondary Sources 

  • Secondary sources often analyze primary sources to argue/ support a thesis statement.
  • Secondary sources interpret the significance or meaning of a historical event or phenomenon, person, a movement, or place.
  • Secondary sources are often created by someone not present when the event took place or removed from the event.
  • Secondary sources are produced and disseminated in various formats, including books, scholarly journal articles, conference proceedings, dissertations, documentaries, and reference works.

Secondary Resources

Finding South African Books- In the Stacks at TTU Libraries


South Africa, many of which can be found on the shelf on the 1st floor of the Stacks between DT 500 and DT 1000

map of the first floor stack-location of world history materials