Journal of African-American Studies
These are some basic terms that will help to distinguish between the various types of resources made available by the Library.
Primary Source and Secondary Source: a primary source is a subject of direct study, and a secondary source is scholarly work on a primary source.
Examples: the novel Jane Eyre is a primary source, but journal articles and books discussing Jane Eyre are secondary sources.
Full-Text: these resources contain the complete texts of documents (such as journal articles).
Reference Source: reference sources are more introductory in nature than secondary scholarship, but may cite useful secondary sources.