UNITED STATES OVERVIEW

KEYWORDS + IDEAS

CONSIDER WRITING:

3 assumptions you have about your topic, 3 questions you have about your topic

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)


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.

REMEMBER: You need to provide Footnotes in your paper. There are a few simple rules. Remind yourself of these rules here.



SECONDARY SOURCES

LIBRARY BOOK: Borstelmann, Thomas. The Cold War and the Color Line: American Race Relations in the Global Arena.

LIBRARY BOOK: Boyer, Paul. By the Bomb's Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age.

STUDENT WORK

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.