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Race, Class, and Gender

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Becky Canovan

on 12 September 2013

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Transcript of Race, Class, and Gender

Race, Class, and Gender
Challenge Questions Research Sept 13, 2013
What do you need?
What does your question ask you to do?
Do you need a specific work? Or does it just ask for information?
What will you need to do your presentation?
Primary v. Secondary Texts
What is
a primary source?
it's a piece of art..
The Snow-Shoe Dance, engraved by George Catlin. (2008). In The Bridgeman Art Library Archive. Retrieved from http://www.credoreference.com/entry/bridgeart/the_snow_shoe_dance_engraved_by_george_catlin
or a poem...
or a book...
from the time period you're studying
Secondary sources are...
or articles
that talk about a primary source or historical event.
Keywords v. Subject Searching
Most searching you do on a daily basis uses keywords
but remember not all words are created equal...
Native Americans
First Nation
indigenous peoples
First People
American Indian
To solve this problem, librarians use subject headings
these are labels used to group articles or books on the same basic topic together
the key is to figure out what they are
use a keyword search to find a book, then check out the subject headings
use the subject headings on the side of the Ebsco databases
use the thesaurus in a database
subject headings are also helpful when a word has 2 very different meanings
not ticket scalping
Whitman, W. (2000). Leaves of Grass. New York, NY: Signet Classic. Retrieved Jan. 25, 2010, from http://books.google.com/books?id=wdqStSm-iY0C&lpg=PP1&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=&f=false
Getting help
Ask questions at the reference desk
Stop by my office
Give me a call (x3649)
Send me an email
Chat with a librarian
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