HIST 300: Source Evaluation. Tami Smith Langsdale Library 410-837-4274 [email protected] AIM: UBLangsdale. Review. Why is it important to develop a focused research topic? Why do we need to use alternative keywords in our searches? How do we use ANDs and ORs correctly in a search?
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World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda.
Propaganda -- History.
E151-889 United States
E780 Internal history during World War I
E784-805 1919-1933. Harding-Coolidge-Hoover era. "The twenties"
E785-786 Harding's administration, 1921-August 2, 1923
E791-796 Coolidge's administration, August 2, 1923-1929
E801-805 Hoover's administration, 1919-1933
E806-812 Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administrations, 1933-April 12, 1945
E813-816 Truman's administrations, April 12, 1945-1953
E835-837.7 Eisenhower's administrations, 1953-1961
Call Numbers – Shelf Order
Primary Source:original accounts or records of historical events
Secondary Source:materials that are written later and/or provide historical analysis
In a nutshell…
The Five W’s of Evaluation
Types of Web Domains
.com = Commercial/Business (promotional)
.edu = Educational (research or personal)
.gov = U.S. Government (factual)
.mil = U.S. Military (factual)
.net = Network Provider (business and personal)
.org = U.S. Non-Profit Organizations (advocacy)
Exercise: Web Evaluation
Find out more about a source