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History eBook Collection:
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1) can be supported with substantial information, including primary sources
2) discusses origins, purpose, value, and limitations of sources
3) does not cover events of the last twenty years
Good topics are researchable, debatable, have a manageable scope/size and are interesting to you! Think about people, places, events and ideas that you want to learn more about.
Examples of debatable questions with history topics:
Search old newspapers (think about date, location, and event)
Where is your ideal location for primary source information (a city, state, or country? library, museum or archive? university?)
Primary Sources (social sciences and humanities):
Primary sources of information provide first-hand accounts of the event you are researching. Generally, they are works created by the witnesses or "first recorders" of the event at or near the time it occurred. They are important sources of information to historians.
Examples of primary sources may include:
Secondary sources are created by people who were not a witness to the event. They describe, analyze, interpret, or review the event (or the primary source). Secondary sources are likely written years after the event of interest and include additional perspectives and historical context. Recent works are valued because they include criticism and updates to scholarly knowledge on the event or topic of interest.
Example of secondary sources may include:
Search for academic publications: Follow citations (look up authors or the works they cited!)
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