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Veterans and Warriors Service Learning Project

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A presentation on research and resources for Elaine Fleming's ANI 100, HIS 101 and SOC 200 classes for the Fall 2008 service learning project

A presentation on research and resources for Elaine Fleming's ANI 100, HIS 101 and SOC 200 classes for the Fall 2008 service learning project

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  • 1. Veterans Project Elaine Fleming’s ANI 100, HIS 101, and SOC 200 Fall 2008
  • 2. Where to Find Information
    • Primary Sources
      • Firsthand people, documents, artifacts
    • Print Materials
      • Books, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias
    • Electronic Resources
      • Databases, websites
    • Human Resources
      • Experts, historians, researchers
  • 3. Primary Sources
    • People
    • Documents
      • Letters
      • Photographs
      • Journals
    • Artifacts
      • Dog tags
      • Medals
      • Souvenirs
  • 4. Print Resources
    • LLTC Library
      • Books set aside on blue cart to be used IN LIBRARY ONLY ; no checkouts
    • KRLS Public Library System
      • Search what’s available: http://kichicat.krls.org
    • BSU A. C. Clarke Library
      • Reciprocal usage agreement
      • Search what’s available: http://bsu.mnpals.net
  • 5. Print Resources: Books
    • May be specifically on topic or conflict:
      • George C. Herring’s America’s Longest War: The United States and Vietnam 1950-1975
    • May be tangentially-related to topic or conflict:
      • “ Patton and M*A*S*H” article addressing Vietnam Era-media portrayal of war from The Seventies: From Hot Pants to Hot Tubs
    • Check the table of contents and the index !
  • 6. Print Resources: Articles
    • Search newspapers, magazines, journals
    • Articles searchable online:
      • Electronic databases available through LLTC
      • Newspapers available online
  • 7. Electronic Resources: Articles
    • Electronic databases available through LLTC
      • EBSCO
      • ProQuest Newspapers
      • INFOTRAC
    • Newspapers available online:
      • DeBahJiMon (ex. May 2008 issue)
      • Anishinaabeg Today
      • Bois Forte News
  • 8. Electronic Resources: Websites
    • List of categorized websites emailed to LLTC ANI100, HIS101, SOC200 lists
      • General veterans information
      • Conflict-specific information
        • WWI & WWII
        • Korea & Vietnam
        • Afghanistan & Iraq
      • Women veterans (especially for SOC 200 and interviewers of women vets
      • AIM (for ANI 100)
  • 9. Human Resources
    • People working with and serving veterans
      • Dr. Lawrence W. “Larry” Gross (White Earth), Assistant Professor of Native American Studies at Montana State University
      • Researching welcoming rituals to help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder and readjusting to civilian life
      • Presented with Jim Northrup (Vietnam vet)
      • Email [email_address]
  • 10. Search Strategies
    • Brainstorm search terms
      • Concept map
      • List words, phrases, people, dates
      • Synonyms
    • Experiment in your searching
      • Search different terms
      • Compare and contrast results
      • Look at terms used by search program, by experts, by academics
  • 11. Strategy: Concept Map
    • Start out with the core of your project
      • Veteran
      • Conflict
    • And make connections or “branch out” to related topics…
    Veteran
  • 12. Search Strategies: Concept Map Branch of Armed Forces Effects on Life Today Personal Motivation Conflict Served Veteran
  • 13. Example SIMPLE Concept Map: Korean War Veteran 1950-1953 President Truman [Veteran] Effects Causes Korean War
  • 14. Search Strategies: List
    • Make a basic list of terms, using the concept map as a guide
      • Korean War
      • President Harry S. Truman
      • General Douglas MacArthur
      • 1950-1953
      • 38 th Parallel
      • Battle of Pusan Perimeter
      • Battle of Incheon
  • 15. Search Strategies: Synonyms
    • If you’re having trouble finding information using a search terms, think about other similar terms that might be used instead:
      • War ≈ Conflict
      • 38 th Parallel ≈ Demilitarized zone (DMZ)
      • Veterans ≈ servicemen (-women) ≈ soldier, marine, naval officer, etc.
      • Battles ≈ campaigns
      • Iraq War 2003 ≈ Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • 16. What Should I Do Next?
    • Selected a veteran to interview?
    • Read up on the conflict?
    • Made up a concept map?
    • Found quality print and electronic sources?
    • Organized your research?
    • Think about what needs to be done, where you are in the process, and what you have yet to do!
  • 17. Any Questions?
    • We are always happy to help! Contact us:
    • Stop by your LLTC Library
    • Call 218-335-4240 or -4241
    • Email [email_address]
    • We can’t do your work for you, but we can help you find the resources to make it the best it can be!

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