Friday Lunch Time
Year 7 Medieval Day- 2016
What is a Primary Source?
Primary sources are the raw materials of history. A primary source can be:
- Artwork and sketches
- Business records
- Diaries or journals
- Email or text messages
- Manuscripts of novels or poems
- Newspapers written at the time of the event
- Oral history, videotaped or telephone interviews
Australia's heritage online
- To search for an exact word or phrase use quote marks "search". For example "
William the Conqueror"
- To exclude a word or site or address add a dash (-) before. For example jaguar speed -car
(car is excluded from the search).
- To search within a specified site or domain. For example, to find all mentions of "william the conqueror" on the ABC website search: william the conqueror site:abc.net.au.
- To find pages that link to a certain pages. For example find all government sites using "au"- search:
human rights link:gov.au.
- Truncating symbols:
- Use asterisk * to search both plural and single form of word e.g. work* finds work, works.
- Use question mark ? to substitute letter for multiple spellings e.g. organi?ation finds organization, organisation
Vietnam Day 2016
Barker History on Twitter
Trove is an online search engine developed by the National Library of Australia.
A Trove search includes:
- Books, Journals, Magazines, Articles
- Pictures and Photos
- Australian Newspapers (1803–1954)
- Music, Sound and Video
- Archived Websites (1996–now)
- Diaries, Letters, Archives
- About People and Organisations.