Resources ~ American History

////Resources ~ American History
Resources ~ American History2018-10-23T10:59:04+00:00

Below you will find links to online resources that have been chosen by Ms. Martin to help with your assignments.

  • Sample Works Cited with List of Images Used
  • To create your Works Cited, use a Citation Maker.
  • How to Cite Photos:
    • if your photo is used to make a point – cite it like you would for a quotation and include it in your Works Cited
    • if you’re using for aesthetic purposes (i.e. to make something look nice), create a separate, numbered, List of Images Used. Include the “Name of the photo.” Name of the Web site. <URL>
  • eBooks ~ electronic copies of books – lot of biographies! (Virtual Reference Library – part of InfoTrac)
  • Britannica School ~ if you’re using this from home, you’ll need a username & password (handout in library)
  • Britannica ImageQuest ~ Access to nearly 3 Million rights-cleared images!
  • Crash Course: US History videos
  • CRAAP test (evaluating resources to determine if they’re research-worthy)

Specific Assignments:

 Be sure to evaluate where you find your information!! There are a lot of “civil war buffs” out there…but where are they getting their information? Are they really experts in their field? Are they presenting historical “facts” or only presenting one side of the war? (e.g. civilwar.com is a for-profit business)
Apply the CRAAP test to evaluate your sources!

Online Reference Sources (formally published, accessible online)

  • eBooks ~ Type “United States Civil War” or the name of the person you’re researching (last name, first name) in the search box – and use the same password as InfoTrac.
  • Britannica School ~ if you’re using this from home, you’ll need a username & password (handout in library)
  • InfoTrac’s Civil War portal page ~ books, magazine articles, newspaper articles, videos, pictures, etc. AND all the sources include citations for your works cited

Recommended Web Sites

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