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Remember the Ladies: Research Paper: Reference Sources: Women in U.S. History

START YOUR RESEARCH WITH REFERENCE SOURCES

Reference sources are encyclopedias and other reference material that give you a broad overview of your subject:

Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How

  • This will allow you to better understand where the specific information you find later fits in the bigger picture.
  • Make note of terms, also called keywords, relating to your topic:
    • Examples: names of people; important dates; relevant legislation; words or expressions unique to your topic.
  • You can use these keywords when searching for secondary sources (books and journal articles) and primary sources. 

Examples of Reference Sources: Almanacs, atlases, bibliographies, dictionaries / thesauruses, encyclopedias, handbooks, and indexes.

 

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REFERENCE SOURCES: WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Thank you for using Print Reference books in the library only.


 

Contains Primary Sources means this source contains Primary Sources.

American Women's Biography Reference Sources

If you have any questions, see
Mr. Padgett, Ms. Taylor, or Mr. Previti
OR email us at 
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  taylorp@taftschool.org
rpreviti@taftschool.org
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