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This session discusses the various ways in which humanities scholars can locate primary sources on the internet. The goal of the session will be to collect ideas and search strategies and, ideally, to create a basic HOW TO guide.
We could also discuss differences between using physical and online primary sources and the caveats of using e-sources.
search strategies: is there a basic systematic way of finding online sources or does it depend on topics (or both)?
types of online resources
useful information: manuals, articles, etc.
differences between using physical and online primary sources
keyword versus full-text search (think for example languages that cannot be OCR’ed yet).
context; example Historical Jewish Press, see also this advanced search. Physical sources: from general to specific. Many digital sources (especially full text): start with specific. Where does awareness of context go?
infinite archives/libraries: awareness of selection!