This research guide is intended to help you conduct research for your case study and term assignment on the theme of collective memory.
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Primary sources for the Humanities
"A primary source is a document or other sort of evidence written or created during the time under study, or by one of the persons or organizations directly involved in the event. Primary sources offer an inside view of a particular event."
Academic article indexes for history and context of events being commemorated
- Historical Abstracts History of the world outside of Canada & the United States
- America: History and Life Canadian & United States history
- Other History databases
- CBCA Complete Covers Canadian topics including business, politics, literature, history and news events
Academic Search Premier Multidisciplinary index to full text articles in academic & popular journals
News sources (context, response, opinion)
Academic article indexes to find discussions of the commemoration (monument, event, practice)
- Art Full Text (indexing 1984 to current; full text 1997 to current) Indexing & full text for journal articles on all aspects and periods of art
- Oxford Art Online Comprehensive reference source on all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day. Includes links to art images from galleries and museums around the world.
- Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text the definitive online tool for film and television research
- Film Literature Index (FLI) Citations to journal articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001. For later years consult the Film and Television Literature Index
- International Index to the Performing Arts Multidisciplinary index to journals for the performing arts (drama, theater, dance, film, television)
Music Index Index to reviews and journal articles on all aspects of music
Canadian Music Periodical Index Articles on all aspects of musical activity in Canada
Discussions of commemorative practices
Sociological Abstracts Theoretical and applied sociology, social science, and policy science
GEOBASE Human and physical geography