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Everyday students are sent to a Special Collections because they need to find "old" materials or this is where "all" the primary sources are housed. When discussing their research needs, you discover they don't have any real clue what a primary source is, nor do they actually understand how to find primary sources, or how primary sources are different from secondary sources for their research. By combing methods of a hands on approach (finding, describing and the interpretation of a primary source), with search strategies for online primary source materials and identifying more sources using a "lead" research method – using bibliographies and subject encyclopedias to identify more sources – I guide individuals and classes through the rich array of research materials in our library and beyond and that primary sources are not just kept in a Special Collections, but where, what they are and how to use them.