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The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library

Revolutions: Great War / World War I Remote, “Student Choice” Unit: Home

Welcome to your research guide

We have curated three pages on the tabs above, filled with resources you can access from home to help you do better work, faster, as painlessly as possible.

If you have questions, comments, or need help finding the right thing, please reach out to Mr. Padgett or Ms. Taylor. We are happy to meet with you over Zoom, too! (Mr. Padgett is a night owl, and Ms. Taylor is more of a morning person, so no matter what time zone you are in, we would love to work with you).

If you have any questions, comments, or just need a hand, please email us!

We're here to help!

Research Process

  1. First, start with Reference Items

    • Reference Items give you an excellent overview of the topic area in a small package.
    • We have carefully selected a number of helpful articles and linked them directly in the World War I Reference Articles box.
    • Use articles in reference items to not only give you a rough map of the subject, but also to find key names and key words you can use when you move on to step 2.

  2. Second, move on to Secondary Sources

    • Once you have an idea of where you want to focus your research, secondary sources can help you gather deeper, more specific facts.
    • We have carefully selected a number of resources for this page (including maps, ebooks, and even a documentary film). But by no means could we list every possible resource. Please reach out to a Librarian if you need help finding better information!

  3. Last, add detail and nuance from Primary Sources

    • Once you have most of your information, it's time to gain additional perspective from people who were alive when the events you are covering transpired.
    • We have carefully collected links to photos, newspaper articles, film, items used in WWI, and personal narratives to help give greater connection and detail to your work.

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