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Primary Sources

A guide to understanding and searching for primary sources

Specialized Bibliographies

Published bibliographies list citations relating to a particular author or subject. In addition to citing books and periodical articles, they often cite primary and unpublished sources of information.

Consult with Research Help Desk staff for directions on where to find bibliographies on your topic or search the Library catalogue for the keyword(s) that describe your topic and add the word “bibliography.” 

For more accuracy, try the Advanced Search and search your topic in the Anywhere search box, putting "bibliography" in the Title search box.

Examples: "Nova Scotia" bibliography

                   War 1812 bibliography

Screenshot of Novanet advanced search, with "bibliography" input into the search field for title.


Examples of Bibliographies

The following sources are available in the Reference collection, located on the 1st floor of the Library.