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Primary Sources: Home

This guide defines primary and secondary sources and suggests resources for primary documents.


This guide will teach you how to identify a primary source and where you can find them. If you need assistance, please contact the library. 

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The American River College Boettcher Library

Boettcher Library

The Boettcher Library is located in the center of campus near the Student Center and Welcome and Support Center. See the Campus Map for its exact location. 

Research Help Desk

The Research Help Desk, located in the back, right corner from the main entrance of the library, is staffed by a librarian during regular business hours. Please stop by or call (916) 484-8458 for assistance with your library or research questions. If you need to check out a book or have questions about your library account, please speak with library staff at the circulation desk near the front of the library. 

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Librarians at ARC have created comprehensive guides for subjects, classes, and more.

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