UNITED STATES OVERVIEW

KEYWORDS + IDEAS

Refer to your 3 assumptions, 3 questions, and your anatomy of a thesis question.

USE Google to find archives for primary sources. Archives often have the materials available freely.

*use a dictionary! you may encounter terms you've never heard before.

SEARCHING TIPS


" "

quotes around a search term keeps terms together; search engine won't search for each term separately (ex. "dust bowl")

~

tilda's before search terms search for like terms (ex. ~dust bowl will search for dust bowl, dust bowls)


LIBRARY SOURCES

Find BOOKS in our collection

EBSCO for background information, books, scholarly secondary sources, news, videos.

AMERICA'S HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS use the timeline view to find your event/key dates

PROQUEST HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS (PRIMARY SOURCES)

TIPS + DON't Forgets

Doing research at home? You will need to log into the database. Refer to the username and password here.

REMEMBER: You need to cite your sources in Chicago style, the standard for history papers. Here are the citation managers we have available.

STUDENT PADLETS

See all student work at right. Use your peers' work as inspiration.

Need ideas? Forget what the purpose of this digital research space is? Check out Jenna's Dust Bowl Project.

NEED HELP?

Reach out to Jenna at jwolf@csw.org to set up time.