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

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Veterans and Warriors Service Learning Project

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

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