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    • Research
      How do I locate good resources?
    • Identify the Most Relevant Resources
      Encyclopedia Articles
      Provide an overview of your topic
      Specialized Reference Works
      Encyclopedias with information on a specific subject matter (i.e. poetry)
      Documentaries
      Include interviews, speeches, and footage
      Magazines and Newspapers
      Gives insight into a topic’s perceived importance
      Interviews and Oral Histories
      First hand testimony about history and culture
      Original Research
      Information you discover yourself
    • Choose the Right Research Tools
      Primary Sources
      materials written or created by people who took part in events or observed them.
      Secondary Sources
      records created after events occurred by people who were not directly involved.
    • Primary Source
      Examples
      Letters, diaries, speeches, photographs, autobiographies, e-mails, weblogs, first-person newspaper and magazine articles, public documents (birth certificates)
      Advantages
      Firsthand information
      Can give insight into attitudes and beliefs of the times
      May contain specific details
      Disadvantages
      Limited perspective
      May need interpretation
      May be biased
    • Secondary Source
      Examples
      Biographies, textbooks, encyclopedias, third-person newspaper and magazine articles, most documentaries
      Advantages
      Sometimes include excerpts from primary sources
      Often have a broad perspective and consider many viewpoints
      Useful for getting an overview of a topic
      Disadvantages
      Only as reliable as the sources on which they are based
      May be biased
    • Types of Online Resources
      Search Engines
      Databases
    • Search Engines
      For the best results, click on the search engine’s “advanced search” or “search tips” link.
      Follow these rules for effective internet searches:
      Be specific
      Use search limiters
      Choose the most relevant pages
    • Databases
      A database is any organized collection of data.
      Types of databases:
      Internet Search Engines (google.com)
      Library Catalogues
      Newspaper Databases (New York Time index)
      Article Databases (InfoTrac)
      Genealogy Databases (ancestry.com)
    • Advantages of Specialized Databases
      Specificity
      Targeted
      No Advertisements
      Access to the “Invisible Web”
      Many web pages are available through subscription only
      Abstracts
      A short summary of an article’s content
    • Which sources make the most sense for your research?
      List, in order, the sources you believe will be most helpful in researching your debate topic.