TAM 2008 Navigating the Waters of Research

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PPT presentation for Texas Association of Museums\' annual conference on collections research, with particular reference to online resources

PPT presentation for Texas Association of Museums\' annual conference on collections research, with particular reference to online resources

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  • 1. Texas Association of Museums Annual Conference Galveston, TX Ware Petznick, McFaddin-Ward House March 28, 2008
  • 2. • Research as if you didn’t already know • Finding authoritative sources • How can the internet help • Guidelines to use the tool • How to begin – examples • Some tricks to find what you want • Links a historic house perspective
  • 3. Collections research broadly builds a picture of social history as it relates to your particular collection and specifically seeks to identify objects and to document how, when, why and by whom they were used.
  • 4. Still want same sources… access is different