|Date of uprising **||country name||rebel*|
|outgoing leader||key figures in rebellion||revolution*|
** most important; in many cases, there were several, and you need to know which one to research
Also, be sure to learn if your country was called or spelled the same as it is now. For example, Chile was called Chili during the turn of the 19th century. When you use the history databases, it will generate results, but if you search for Chile in the historical newspapers, it will not. (Chile used to be called Chili, Colombia, not Columbia, Bolivia wasn't called Bolivia)
Use the online card catalog to locate books.
South America books are in the 980s and Central American Books are in the 970s
Since there are several sections working on this project, all print books are on overnight checkout (you only have one night to take them home). You can check them out after 2:00PM, but you have to have them back by 7:30 AM the next school day.
The Research Process, step-by-step from michelle luhtala on Vimeo.
This video will help Millennial learners, who have grown up with the advantages of Google and Wikipedia, understand the value of setbacks when doing research in a database.
This video demonstrates how to use secondary sources to identify keywords that will help locate primary sources.
It also highlights the importance of using the lexicon of the era, rather than contemporary search terms when trying to locate primary sources.
Check page 45 of your NCHS planner
for user name and password information!
- ABC-CLIO, History in Context
- History in Context (advanced search - see below)
- Biography in Context
- ABC-CLIO (World Geography)
- History in Context (Primary Sources delimiter)
- Historical Hartford Courant (starts in 1750)
- Historical Newspapers (starts in1850)
Note about Hartford Courant database: Keep your search simple! See below. Remember that you are scanning articles from the early 19th century in REGIONAL Connecticut newspaper about, what was to many New Englanders, a distant and fairly inconsequential revolution! There won't be a whole lot. The country name and indepen* might do it.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook. This website indexes a plethora of primary source materials. Bibliographies: Use the bibliography materials under "Citing Stuff" on the website. The quick guide is in your planner, pages 41-47. Online bibliography evaluation tool Post your questions and tips to the forum below. Tutorials: In-text references Formatting bibliographies Research process