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History: Communication Process in History

Information Literacy

How Historians communicate

'What historians believe in is the need to study and analyse the sources as objectively as is humanly possible' 

Arthur Marwick. The new nature of history ... p 154

The Russian Revolution

Primary Sources

'The discovery and analysis of primary sources alone does not make history, but without the study of primary sources there is no history'

Arthur Marwick, The new nature of history, p 156

Primary Sources

In the course of your research you will need to look at primary sources.  The majority of primary sources are held in major research Libraries and public historical libraries such as the National Library of Ireland and the National Archives.  

Please look at the data offered under Archives & E Archives to find sources of interest available online 

In order to access these collections in the major libraries, you will need a Letter of Introduction from DKIT. 

Primary Sources are essential to the study of history, they are the traces and clues left by the past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses, the first part of the Reformation.