What Do I Still Want to Know?

What do I still want to know? Note Taking Guide

Resources

OPAC – use key terms to do subject and keyword searches on your topic.

Subscription Databases:

World Book Online

Britannica School – to find primary source material: search your topic in the “Middle” or “High” level and look on the left side of the article under the table of contents for “Primary Sources & eBooks” to see if they have any available for your topic.

SIRS Discoverer

ABC-CLIO American History – to find primary source material: select advanced search, check appropriate media type boxes (photos, illustrations, maps, political cartoons, quotes, documents, etc.) and check appropriate time period or use a specific search term.

ABC-CLIO American Indian Experience – to find primary source material: select advanced search, check appropriate media type boxes (photos, illustrations, maps, political cartoons, quotes, documents, etc.) and check appropriate time period or use a specific search term.

Gale – In Context – to find primary source material:  select advanced search, choose “Primary Sources” from “by content type” and type in your keyword search.

EBSCOHost 

Primary Source Websites:

Library of Congress – Primary Source Sets – organized alphabetically by topic (including – Alexander Hamilton; The Constitution; Hispanic Exploration in America; Jamestown; Political Cartoons; Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln)  and includes information on how to cite.

Smithsonian Learning Lab – search by keyword then refine the search by resource type (ex. images).  Sources include MLA citations by clicking on the quotation marks on the left side.  Information about the source can be found by selecting the “i” inside a circle on the left side.

DocsTeach – a tool to search the National Archives.  Select time period and scroll through documents or use keyword search.  Source does not include MLA citation, so you will have to create it manually in NoodleTools.

Teaching American History – Historical Documents – search by era or search collections.  This source doesn’t include citations, so you will have to create it manually in NoodleTools.