UNITED STATES OVERVIEW
KEYWORDS + IDEAS
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.
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
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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.
LOUIS' CLASS RESOURCES
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.
ANJALI's CLASS RESOURCES
Honey, Michael K. 1999. Black Workers Remember : An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press, 1999. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), EBSCOhost (accessed August 31, 2018)
O'Brien, William E. 2016. Landscapes of Exclusion : State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2016. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), EBSCOhost(accessed August 31, 2018).
Plant, Rebecca Jo, and Frances M. Clarke. 2015. "'The crowning insult': federal segregation and the Gold Star Mother and widow pilgrimages of the early 1930s." Journal Of American History no. 2: 406. Academic OneFile, EBSCOhost (accessed August 31, 2018).