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KAP: Introduction to the Kenyon College Library and Its Resources: Basic Information

Style Guide

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers

Call Number: KEN Infodesk LB2369 .T8 2013   
If you borrow a copy of the style guide while you are in the library, please return it to our Reference Desk when you are finished using it.

Kenyon's Library Hours

Circulation Desk Schedule (phone number: 740-427-5187)

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-2:00am
Friday: 8:00am-9pm
Saturday: 10:00am-midnight
Sunday: 10:am-2:00am

Reference Desk Schedule (phone number: 740-427-5691)

Monday - Thursday:
10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm, & 6:00pm-12:00am

10:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-3:00pm

Saturday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm & 6:00pm-12:00am 

The Reference Desk is not staffed during Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break or Spring Break.  Use the Request for Research Assistance Form to maximize your access to the History librarian. 

Primary versus Secondary Sources

Primary sources connect the historian to the past. They are 'items that are directly associated with their producer or user and the time period in which they were created. Examples include diaries, newspaper articles, government documents, clothing, photographs, oral interviews, and news broadcasts.' (Presnell 93)

Secondary sources are works written by historians that use primary sources as evidence in a particular argument.

Types of Primary Sources Types of Secondary Sources
  • Public records
  • Books
  • Letters,diaries, etc.
  • Book chapters
  • Artifacts/relics
  • Scholarly journal articles
  • Business/corporate records

  • Artworks

  • Architecture/city plans/maps
  • Media and public communication
  • Literary texts
  • Pamphlets/blogs

Renewing Your Library Books

Other Useful Library Guides (Libguides)

Fine Arts & Humanities Librarian

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Julia Warga
Library Building A-04
Research and Reference Desk Hours:
Wednesdays 3-5pm and
By appointment

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