Monday, February 7, 2011

Decades Project

Online catalog:
Log in with your own user name and password (same one you use to log on to network at school). You can make a bibliography of your books in here! Your decade is an excellent search term (i.e.1930s - no apostrophe), but it will generate huge returns, so you can combine it with politics, economics, religion, social, intellectual, aesthetic, geography, or technology (i.e. 1930s AND technology)

Remember that there are many ways to search for PERSIA+GT without using the search terms politics, economics, religion, social, intellectual, aesthetic, geography, or technology. This is just an array of alternatives for politics:

The MOST POPULAR resources for this project are:
They are organized, more or less, according to PERSIA+GT, which makes life uber-easy for you guys.

But these are excellent too:
You will need to log in to access them - the authentication key is on the left or on the database page.

Not only do we have a plethora of books, but we also index links to websites and articles in the online catalog. For example, historical political cartoon sites and presidential campaign ad archives are indexed there.

Check page 41 of your NCHS Planner (log in to Google Apps - to open link) to obtain log on information for the database page.
  • SIRS Decades 
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (includes American Decades eBook
  •   ABC-CLIO 
  •   ProQuest historical Hartford Courant (all the way back to 1750)  
  •   ProQuest Historical New York Times (1850 - 2000) 
  •   History in Context 
  • Biography in Context
    Video tutorials:

    Print reference books:
    REF 973 Timetabl: TimeTables of American History breaks down each year according to PERSIA +GT
    REF 902.02 GRUN: Timetables of World History is good too, in case you can't get your hands on the first - I know this is a U.S. class, but world affairs apply too!
    REF 973.91: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, etc. books are very helpful. Use them.
    REF 973 AMERI: American Decades (both in hard copy, and in digital version in Gale Virtual Reference Library, and the History Resource Center).

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    Use resources under "Citing" to help build your bibliography. Remember to start documenting your research today! Check your own bibliography with the online tool!

    You are expected to meet with your group members and agree on the 2-3 most important changes that occurred during your decade, and describe what you think of those changes. Post this information to the comments below, and be sure to include your group members' names in your post. I moderate comments, so they will not appear right away.


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