20th c. Topics – Beyond WWI & II<br />Finding Primary & Print Sources <br />MW Library<br />Fall 2009<br />
Finding primary & print sources<br />MW Library catalog – use broad terms<br />From site like The National Archives (of th...
Finding primary & print sources<br />MW Library catalog – use broad terms<br />Scan Wikipedia and Britannica articles for ...
Finding primary & print sources<br />MW Library catalog – use broad terms<br />Use WorldCat, Amazon, or Google to find ava...
Tips for the time traveler<br />Avoid the “too new” (e.g. Sierra Leone or Rwanda instead of the Darfur region of Sudan)<br...
Top three tips<br />Select a topic you care about<br />Start soon<br />Use found sources to find more sources<br />
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Presentation for Global Studies 10 class intended to broaden scope of ideas for topic selection and to model how to find primary and print sources in library and online.

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  1. 1. 20th c. Topics – Beyond WWI & II<br />Finding Primary & Print Sources <br />MW Library<br />Fall 2009<br />
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  3. 3. Finding primary & print sources<br />MW Library catalog – use broad terms<br />From site like The National Archives (of the UK) or Wikipedia article, find potential source(s)<br />Cross-search titles/authors in Google/Bookand use Find in Library link if no digitized copy is available <br />Find reference articles from books in the World History RC and the Virtual Reference Library (or the Books tab of PowerSearch results)<br />Find scholarly articles in Gale PowerSearch, Project MUSE, and JSTOR (incl. articles from the early 1900’s).<br />
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  5. 5. Finding primary & print sources<br />MW Library catalog – use broad terms<br />Scan Wikipedia and Britannica articles for potential search terms and subtopics<br />Don’t forget the Internet Archive for film footage<br />Cross-search titles/authors in Google/Book and use Find in Library link if no digitized copy is available <br />Find reference articles in the World History RC and the Virtual Reference Library (or the Books tab of PowerSearch results), and Biography RC<br />Find scholarly articles in Gale PowerSearch, Project MUSE, and JSTOR (incl. articles from mid-1900’s)<br />
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  7. 7. Finding primary & print sources<br />MW Library catalog – use broad terms<br />Use WorldCat, Amazon, or Google to find available poetry anthologies<br />Cross-search titles/authors in Google Book and use Find in Library link<br />Search for literary reference articles, criticism, and poems in the Literary Reference Center.<br />Find scholarly articles and reference articles in previously highlighted databases<br />
  8. 8. Tips for the time traveler<br />Avoid the “too new” (e.g. Sierra Leone or Rwanda instead of the Darfur region of Sudan)<br />Prepare by doing preliminary reading – potential search words, subtopics, available sources, etc.<br />Refine scope (e.g. banana trade in Central America vs. role of United Fruit Co. in Guatemalan politics)<br />Budget time at school for @ school only resources like Project MUSE<br />Critically evaluate sources<br />Keep track of sources with Noodle Tools<br />Regularly reflect on progress<br />
  9. 9. Top three tips<br />Select a topic you care about<br />Start soon<br />Use found sources to find more sources<br />

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