A secondary source is one that was created after the event by someone who wasn't there. Examples include books, journals, magazines and websites.
It isn't one that is secondary in importance!
Here are some tips for locating secondary sources:
GoogleBooks is good for out of print books and for previewing books that you think might be useful. The most useful ways to use GoogleBooks preview is to see if you can look at the table of contents or the index and to use the search within this book function using your keywords.
SFPL has several eBook collections. They may not be research oriented, but it's worth taking a look. You will need your library card number and PIN to access.
Find books in the following libraries:
We have many books shelved under Latin American history and you should also search your topic as it may be shelved in a different section. Email Hayley if you want to check out any books.
Your local library will likely have curbside pick-up - check their websites for details.
The best place to look for journals and magazine articles for your research paper is through the UHS library databases (a database is an organized collection of pre-selected resources):
The San Francisco Public Library subscribes to several databases. This Libguide has links to the most useful ones. You will need your library card number and PIN to login. This one will probably be the most useful general database:
If you don't have an SFPL card and live in San Francisco, you can get a digital one very quickly. If you don't live in San Francisco, send Hayley an email and I can sort one out for you.
SFPL also gives you digital access to the Journal of Caribbean History up to 2016 (you will need to log in with your library card number and PIN to access the link). If you want an article in a later issue of the journal, you will need to use Inter-Library Loan (see Hayley for how to do this).