The Primarily History project is the first international, comparative study to examine historians' information-seeking behaviors since the advent of the World Wide Web, electronic finding aids, digitized collections, and an increasingly pervasive networked scholarly environment. Funded by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation, Primarily History is a collaboration of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. This article reports on a survey that asked historians teaching American history at sixty-eight top-ranked institutions how they located primary resources for their research. Information-seeking behaviors identified range from traditional print approaches to use of on-line databases, Web searching, and virtual repository visits. Implications are drawn for archives and special collection repositories.
Primarily History in America: How U.S. Historians Search for Primary Materials at the Dawn of the Digital Age
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Helen Tibbo; Primarily History in America: How U.S. Historians Search for Primary Materials at the Dawn of the Digital Age. The American Archivist 1 January 2003; 66 (1): 9–50. doi: https://doi.org/10.17723/aarc.66.1.b120370l1g718n74
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